The magnetic-levitation wind turbine

Maglev Wind Turbine Technologies (MWTT), a developer and manufacturer of magnetically levitated commercial wind turbines, has officially begun operations.

According to the Sierra Vista, Ariz.-headquartered company, with the use of magnetic levitation turbine technology, the wind turbine floats on a magnetic cushion and incorporates a linear synchronous motor. MWTT says that because the lack of friction allows for increased wind capture, users can generate electricity for less than $0.01 per kWh.

The company is headed by Ed Mazur, a researcher of variable renewable energy sources since 1981.

Chinese developers unveiled last year the world´s first full-permanent magnetic levitation wind power generator at the Wind Power Asia Exhibition 2006.

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2 Comments on “The magnetic-levitation wind turbine”

  1. D Pickard Says:

    I’m about 95% certain that this Maglev deal is a scam.

    They won’t provide any details about their technology, and I emailed the investor link, and asked for information, and they responded with no info, and asked me to call them. Anybody who wants your money but won’t put give any information in writing for you to analyze is not on the up and up.

  2. lbrice Says:

    Thanks for sharing, D Pickard. Well, all news regarding new and outlandish discoveries and innovations should be taken with a pinch of salt and a healthy dose of skepticism (even more if your interest is investing, of course).

    As you may have seen, I tried to be cautious in the story, not including most of the claims about the advantages this product would have. Still, the technology seemed interesting enough to warrant a mention, but I will try and see if it is picked up somewhere else in the future and there is more information to confirm or dismiss the idea.

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