WORCESTER, MA / April 2, 2014 / Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTCQB:MMMW) today announced plans to offer shared ownership in Community Solar projects. The company would develop and maintain solar power systems that residents and businesses can secure ownership in with the purchase of shares in 1 kW increments. The value of all solar power generation, including tax incentives, would be credited to the investors in proportion to their investment.
There are many advantages realized with a community solar project, also known as a solar farm or solar garden. This includes providing a cost-effective way for residents and commercial electric users, who do not have a suitable location for solar power generation, to invest in solar energy. Investors also do not need to be concerned with installation, zoning issues, or maintenance concerns, as this is fully managed by Mass Megawatts.
The company has developed an innovative, patent-pending solar tracking system that increases solar power output by up to 28%. The company plans to implement this advanced technology in their Community Solar projects. While dependent on several factors, in most cases, the rate or return is projected to exceed 20% with payback occurring for investors in under five years. Community Solar gardens provide attractive investment potential for residents and businesses across the country.
In recent news, Mass Megawatts made progress in debt reduction with an improved cash flow status. The company raised enough cash to accelerate its ongoing operations in its new solar energy and solar tracker business. As a result, Mass Megawatts is now financially poised to accelerate efforts to achieve their business goals.
Earlier this year, Mass Megawatts announced modifications of its solar tracking system. The patent pending, Mass Megawatts 'Solar Tracking System' (STS) is designed to increase solar energy production by approximately 25% for less than an estimated 7% additional cost than a standard stationary configuration. The new product automatically adjusts the position of solar panels to receive an optimal level of direct sunlight throughout the day. Unlike other solar tracking technologies, the Mass Megawatts STS utilizes a low-cost structure that adds stability to the overall system while improving energy production levels.
The STS utilizes an innovative structural design that combines a simple, yet robust, A-frame design with a low-cost, protective outer-wall. Using a non-electrical, and passive, tracking technology, the solar panels are automatically repositioned throughout the day as the sun's position travels from east to west. Other tracking systems are subject to wind related structural stress and are more expensive to overcome for weather related issues. Some designs in the solar market are more expensive than the stationary units.
The STS allows Mass Megawatts to lower material costs and reduce the number of solar panels needed to generate the rated capacity. Due to this advantage, Mass Megawatts can deliver more solar power production at a price similar to lower-capacity, stationary systems. Specifically, the company plans to offer 6.25 kW rated STS units at a price that's competitive to stationary, 5 kW systems. In the best locations with high electric prices and good incentives, this improved output translates into rate of return on investment of more than 25 percent. In other locations, the investment payback is projected to be less than three and one half years. Further, by taking advantage of a lease program or power purchase agreement (PPA) arrangement with the company, a customer may realize an immediate, positive cash flow, as immediate energy savings and/or revenues will be realized and/or exceed the monthly payments due.
Starting at 6.25 kW rated units, a Mass Megawatts STS system is appropriate for ground-level, residential and business sites, as well as, commercial, roof-top installations. Mass Megawatts coordinates all aspects of system delivery, including permitting, installation, and working to obtain any available tax incentives. They monitor the performance of each system, and provide a full, performance guarantee.
With its patent pending, Solar Tracking System, Wind Electric Power Generation system, only approximately 37 million shares issued and outstanding and very little debt, Mass Megawatts believes it is well positioned to ramp-up production in the shorter term while expanding its infrastructure to support mass-production goals in the longer term.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that could be affected by risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated herein are: the failure of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, also known as Mass Megawatts Windpower, to achieve or maintain necessary zoning approvals with respect to the location of its power developments; the ability to remain competitive; to finance the marketing and sales of its electricity; general economic conditions; and other risk factors detailed in periodic reports filed by Mass Megawatts Wind Power. Additionally, Mass Megawatts Wind Power stock quote and Mass Megawatts stock price may be impacted by global condition. Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. expected and anticipated positive and negative impact on the Mass Megawatts stock price and the MMMW stock quote.
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SOURCE: Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.
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