Adjustable Augmenter maximizes harnessed wind velocity.

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Utilizing canvas panel system, Adjustable Augmenter funnels and accelerates wind into Multi-Axis Turbosystem, increasing power output. System includes side wall dump panels and top panel lift systems that minimize pressure spikes in augmenter during extreme wind events. Side panels swing open when sufficient pressure differences exist between inside and outside of augmenter, while top panel lift system allows suspension cable to lift above next panel to vent air velocity to outside of augmenter.



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Mass Megawatts Announces NEW Adjustable Augmenter (patent pending) to Lower the Cost of Electric Power



WORCESTER, Mass., April 21 /- Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MMGW) (www.massmegawatts.com) announces the development of a new adjustable augmenter (patent pending) designed to lower the cost of wind power. The new augmenter increases the wind power plant cost by only 30 percent, while generating five times the revenue. The augmenter utilizes a canvas panel system that funnels, and accelerates, wind into the company's Multi-Axis Turbosystem (MAT). The augmenter is expected to increase harnessed wind velocity by 70%, translating into an increase of over five times the power output at each MAT power plant.

With this new innovation, Mass Megawatts has created an augmenter system to capture, and funnel, the wind into its MAT units to dramatically increase the power output without a proportional increase in structural size and cost. The company plans to begin implementation over the next few months. This is a major development bringing the kilowatt/hour cost down significantly.

The augmenter system is a canvas panel system with integral dump panels and top panel lift systems to minimize damage during wind gusts. Further, Mass Megawatts has developed side wall dump panels and top panel lift systems to minimize the pressure spikes in the augmenter during extreme wind events. These side dump panels will swing open when sufficient pressure differences exist between the inside and outside of the augmenter. The top panel lift system provides a bracket that allows the suspension cable to lift above the next panel to vent air velocity to the outside of the augmenter.

The side dump panels and top panel lift system allow the system to be built with lighter components, reducing the cost of the augmenter system. The panels and lift system also reduce the potential damage to the canvas panels, suspension cables, and poles during extreme wind events, decreasing maintenance costs during the life time of the MAT wind power plant and augmenter system.

Every site has extreme wind events during some point of the annual weather cycle. These wind events provide an opportunity for the MAT wind power plant design to produce the maximum amount of power that the traditional, horizontal axis generators cannot harness, including damage to traditional augmenter systems.

In the past few years, Mass Megawatts has developed a wind generation system for reducing the cost of wind power. The Multi-Axis Turbine (MAT) is designed to operate in turbulent wind conditions where the more prevalent horizontal axis wind turbine is unable to be utilized.

For more information, the web site is www.massmegawatts.com/ and the company can be reached at the phone number of (508) 751-5432.

CONTACT: Jon Ricker of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc., +1-508-751-5432, JonRicker@massmegawatts.com

Web site: www.massmegawatts.com/

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