Krystal Planet to distribute Magenns Airborne Wind Turbines
Krystal Planet will use its marketing infrastructure to sell and install Magenn's new aloft-floating wind turbines, set for production this year.
Adapted from Press Release
LENEXA, KANSAS, USA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Krystal Planet Corporation, an ENERGY STAR Partner, announces Tuesday a distributorship agreement with Magenn Power Inc. to market the Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS), an airborne tethered wind generator. This innovative new product is projected to deliver up to 4 kW (kilowatts) of power at a cost per kWh (kilowatt-hour) potentially much lower than conventional wind turbines mounted on towers.
We are thrilled that Krystal Planet, a leader in the emerging clean power revolution, has agreed to sell our MARS wind generator, says Mac Brown, CEO of Magenn Power Inc. This system can be disruptive to the electric utility industry, in that it produces energy at up to 50 percent efficiency at a cost potentially much lower than that of existing wind turbines. Krystal Planets large dealer base and international reach should allow us to rapidly launch hundreds of MARS units in late 2006.
Benefits of the MARS over conventional wind turbines include:
We are eager to begin deploying the MARS unit throughout our dealer base, as this appears to be the first airborne wind generator product to become commercially viable. The concept has always made a lot of sense for many applications, and now we have the privilege of playing a major role in the deployment of the first 200 MARS units, says Troy Helming, founder & CEO of Krystal Planet. We look forward to working with Magenn to expand the clean power revolution at an ever-increasing pace with cost-effective wind, solar, hydrogen, and energy efficiency products.
Krystal Planet Corporation, headquartered in the Kansas City area, is a
leading marketer of clean power products. Effective grass-roots marketing
teaches consumers how to Krystalize their homes and vehicles, saving $150
per month ($1,800 per year for many years) on energy bills while reducing
pollution. Americas 1st national network of energy efficiency experts offers
wind, solar, hydrogen, bio-fuels and energy-saving products (some of which are
not available anywhere else). Examples include the Krystal Hydrogen System (the
worlds 1st turnkey hydrogen system), FutureWindSM (a Green Power Certificate
that helps build wind turbines at schools), and the Home Energy Review (the 1st
residential energy-savings consultation offered nationwide). All sales
contribute to The Freedom Plan
(described in the book The
Clean Power Revolution) which is a proposal by Helming to convert
America to 100% clean energy in 10 years. Krystal Planets customers have
helped eliminate 4 Million pounds of greenhouse gases since Earth Day 2004. On
the web at www.krystal-planet.com.
MARS is an innovative lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a
horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable
electrical energy at a lower cost than all competing systems. This electrical
energy is transferred down the tether to a transformer at a ground station and
then transferred to the electricity power grid. Helium (an inert non-reactive
lighter than air gas) sustains the Air Rotor which ascends to an altitude for
best winds and its rotation also causes the Magnus effect. This provides
additional lift, keeps the device stabilized, keeps it positioned within a very
controlled and restricted location, and causes it to pull up overhead rather
than drift downwind on its tether. Magenn Power is an Ottawa Canada based
company focused on delivering next generation wind turbines. On the web at www.magenn.com.
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