ROCKLEDGE, FL – July 17, 2012 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 25-year-old Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to develop a portable wind power generation system for remote outposts.
The goal of this effort is to develop a low-cost, two-person deployable, wind power generation system capable of producing a minimum 300 W of electrical power at 10 MPH and being small enough to be disassembled and transported inside a small TRICON shipping container. During the first phase of this program, Mainstream engineers will fabricate and demonstrate a full-scale prototype at Technology Readiness Level of 4.
“This new Army contract will allow Mainstream to create additional engineering and production positions and continues to support our region’s transition from the Space Coast to the Technology Coast,” said Dr. Robert Scaringe, President of Mainstream. “This new Army contract award is one small step in a series of ongoing green job-creating programs that we are developing at Mainstream. These programs create local jobs, improve the nation’s energy efficiency and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, all while reducing emissions and preserving the environment,” continued Scaringe.
Mainstream Engineering has a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all proudly made in the USA.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally-safe, green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines (including generators and hybrid vehicle drive trains), advanced thermal control units, advanced biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of advanced research include thermal control, energy conversion, engine and emissions research, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.