The Road to Biglow Canyon Wind Farm has been a 10-year journey to a cleaner, more sustainable future. It is a "task of global proportions," the beginning of which Murphy International played a pivotal role. Working closely with the local farmers, we secured their participation, thru our wind development business- Zephyr Power Development, LLC (ZPD). ZPD monitored and evaluated the wind resource, and partnered with Innogy, PLC and affiliate Orion Energy, for project development. Together selling the advanced project to Portland General Electric (PGE) while retaining an interest.
2009 NOVA Award Winner - Bahrain World Trade Center Wind Turbines... [ more ]
Wind turbines have blades designed like airplane wings. They rotate due to a pressure differential caused by air moving over the surface of the blade. The blades turn a rotor which drives an electrical generator. Turbines are designed to automatically face the wind either mechanically or by computer-controlled drive systems... [ more ]
Small electric wind turbines for residential or small commercial use have been available for more than three decades. The current technology is highly reliable and converts wind energy into electricity efficiently. Wind turbines for a residential application typically range in electrical output capacity from 500 watts up to 10 kilowatts. These systems are mounted on towers between 60 and 100 feet off the ground and may have blades or rotors, similar to those on an aircraft engine, up to 25 feet in diameter. [ more ]
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General Compression’s advanced air compression process is able to store and release more than a week’s worth of the energy generated by wind turbines. Flexible, large-scale storage like this is the first step toward creating a stronger and more robust electric grid by enabling renewables to contribute to reliable power generation... [ more ]