It stores compressed air.
This makes MEC's energy production a constant global energy source, and a potential substitute for fossil fuels. In the image on the right, is shown the UTILIZER DUCT DEVICE (electrical power / compressed air generator)
MEC is made up of a modular system (multi turbine) that centrifuges wind. The structure of the single MEC turbine diverts the eolic flow in an entirely innovative way.
The flow is redirected thanks to special diverters producing more power than other eolic systems with the same amount of wind.
These flow conveyors increase the angle at which the wind hits the blades. For the first time the wind spinning on it's own axis causes a “centrifuge effect” that maximizes thrust on the peripheral parts of the rotors.
Another advantage of our system is modularity. It avoids inefficient, expensive and excessive rotor size that would result in a weaker and heavier structure. Physics prove that bigger rotors are less efficient and profitable than smaller rotors put together. On the contrary, adding rotors to the structure, it can be taller and still be productive where winds are stronger. This can be achieved without changing the size of the rotors but considerably boosting energy production.
The centrifuge effect and modularity are revolutionary features that make MEC efficient even with very weak winds. Moreover, as wind speed increases, energy production exponentially increases too.
Each module is made of 100% recyclable nylon and aluminum and consists of two fundamental parts: one fixed, the stator, and one movable, the rotor.
A steel cable framework supports the rotors (that revolve) and the stators (that are fixed, lightweight nylon elements with an aluminium structure).
MEC's stators make it the first ever active (wind turbine blades are passive) eolic wind turbine, able to divert the natural direction of the wind to maximize production.
At the core of each module is a conical decentralizer that directs incoming air towards the external side of the stators thus enabling the centrifuge effect and providing energy as never before.
The rotors are placed within MEC's square structure. It is built diagonally and, for the first time in a wind turbine, is supported from above with steel cables secured to the ground. Thanks to this design it can withstand tremendous torsional forces that other systems cannot.
This unprecedented shape gives MEC excellent stability and at the same time allows it to rotate towards the most favorable wind.
This revolutionary solution makes MEC far cheaper. The very simple flat profile and the way in which MEC turbines centrifuge and process the wind as explained give a significant advantage over the complex and very expensive wing profile.
With our system costs are reduced significantly thanks to more affordable construction procedures and light, ecofriendly and low cost materials. Maintenance costs are low, it's easy to construct, transport and install, both on the ground or on many other surfaces because of its strength and lightness.
Furthermore, it requires no extremely expensive BRAKING SYSTEMS. MEC can easily and safely present itself neutrally to the wind.
Thanks to specific software and digital simulations we have controlled parameters to evaluate productivity. The following technical data has been created through computerised analysis on flow dynamics.
With a 5 m/sec wind at ground level, usually the average wind speed for weak wind areas, MEC is subjected to a 10 m/sec wind at operating level (100-200 meters). This produces an average of 128 Watts per square meter of exposed surface area.
A 20.000 sqm MEC system would produce 2,5 megawatts per hour, with an average total of 22.5 gigawatts over the year.
With a simple economic calculation and considering the free market price (without incentives) of 1 KW at 0,05 €, the electric energy produced would amount to almost 1,15 million € per year. This means that the payback period would be of just a few months!
This evaluation is based on the average speed of the low wind areas of our planet.
The same calculation based on the average wind speed of the USA, shows that the same power plant would produce 50 GW per year.
700 MECs would be able to supply all of Chicago's 2.700.000 inhabitants' energy requirements.
MEC would be able to substitute all other energy production systems, at the same time providing considerable financial benefits to the population and protecting our planet's health.