Massachusetts, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (Mass Megawatts) announced that it is expanding into the small wind power plant manufacturing market. Due to the demand for these units from recently passed federal tax credit legislation, Mass Megawatts is making preparation for establishing itself as an alternative to the traditional horizontal or propeller-style turbine technology, the company said.
The company is expanding operations for commercial production to include a 5-kilowatt (kW) mini version of its full size MAT unit. Effective immediately, the company will be building demonstration units with a rated output of 5 kW. This small unit version, Mini-MAT, is expected to be directly competitive with small wind power systems currently on the market according to Mass Megawatts.
Combining federal and state tax credit incentives as a down payment, the purchaser may finance, through the company, the remaining balance over a ten year period. At a reasonable wind location, the savings from electric costs should counter-balance these payments, making it potentially immediately profitable, the company said in a statement.