Wind-powered water pump system up and running in ColoradoApril 19, 2012
Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. announced the successful delivery and operation of a larger wind-powered, water pump system in Colorado. The Massachusetts-based company says its patented water pump system offers a much-needed and inexpensive, water delivery solution for farms and ranches in the central plains of the U.S.
The unit was built in just less than a week. Mass Megawatts says the initial findings indicate that water is being pumped at a rate that has exceeded expectations, and the water pump system is delivering water at an accelerated rate -- larger than other water pumping systems in the area. The news release doesn't say where exactly the pump was installed. The company plans to validate its preliminary findings with further testing in the coming weeks.
Mass Megawatts' wind-powered, water pump leverages the patented, wind augmenter technology to increase the wind velocity directed at the wind turbine. The result is a significant increase in power output, which provides considerable torque for mechanical applications. The water pump system is designed to operate without high towers or expensive technology.
The system uses off-the-shelf parts and works in lower wind speed locations. The company's Morrison, Colorado manufacturing facility is working on producing more of the wind-powered water pumps.