The futuristic technology for the colonies on Mars.
The Planet Mars has been an issue of scientific curiosity for centuries, not least because Mars is the only terrestrial planet whose surface can be directly observed in detail from the Earth. Although Mars is smaller at 11% of Earth's mass and 50% farther from the Sun than the Earth, its climate has important similarities, such as the polar ice caps, seasonal changes and the observable presence of weather patterns.
Wind turbines designed to make electricity at the South Pole and in remote regions of Alaska may lead to similar wind machines for Mars bases. Wind power on Mars is that wind turbines still could generate electricity during month-long Martian global dust storms that can make days on the red planet as dark as night. Wind power and solar power may complement each other on Mars. When you have a large dust storm blocking the sunlight on Mars, a wind turbine can still generate electricity.
The maximum wind speeds recorded by the Viking Landers in the 1970's were about 30 meters per second (60 miles an hour) with an average of 10 m/s (20 mph). On Earth about 10 meters (33 feet) per second wind speed is needed to make electricity with wind turbines. Hybrid wind-solar system- This system would use solar cells to generate electricity during sunny periods, and a wind turbine to make electricity during dust storms
A carbon composite material that has enormous structural strength and withstand temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit can be considered for use these Wind Turbines on Mars. These material used to make containers to store nuclear wastes, which can generate high temperatures.
Permanent Magnet Direct Drive technology used by Northern Power Systems design for superior performance in all environments, but it also forms the basis of superior performance in Arctic like conditions in particular for MARS that is best for cold and icy environments.
NPS wind turbines at the South Pole and the Antarctic coast have operated in more extreme conditions than any other turbines, including winds to 198 mph (88.5 m/s) and temperatures to -112°F (-80°C.).