Venger Wind Farm Installed on Roof of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
June 22, 2012 - Venger Wind, announced today that in collaboration with its US distributor SWG Energy, they have completed the installation of 18, V2 vertical axis wind turbines on the roof of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). The rooftop wind farm is part of OMRF’s sustainability strategy to produce zero emissions energy for the new research tower. Integrated into the design of the building, the omni-directional wind turbines are well matched to the site conditions and collect wind from both the North and South sides of the building. The project is the largest building integrated wind energy system in the U.S. The V2 wind turbines are 18.5 ft tall, rated at 4.5 kilowatts each and are designed to start producing electricity at 8.9 mph, well below Oklahoma City’s annual wind speed average. Venger Wind’s V2 turbines are based on the work of Finnish engineer Sigurd Johannes Savonius who first invented the Savonius wind turbine in 1922. Venger Wind’s advanced V2 Savonius design is a significant evolutionary step forward from its predecessor.
Mike D. “Chip” Morgan, OMRF’s Executive Vice President & COO said; “The Venger Wind turbines will help reduce OMRF’s external power needs and lessen our carbon footprint. Venger Wind and SWG Energy ensured that the turbines were manufactured to our specifications and were ready on time. With our new rooftop wind farm OMRF now stands unique among research institutes.”
Ken Morgan, Venger Wind’s Chairman and CMO, expressed his team’s elated satisfaction to work with SWG Energy and OMRF in providing a beautiful clean energy solution for the foundation. He also said; “This project took a lot of hard work and long hours from all involved.” “This is a groundbreaking success for Venger Wind and the small wind industry worldwide. The potential to provide wind energy at the point of use, within urban environments is a major paradigm shift from the typical large wind scenarios where multi megawatt systems are forced to be installed farther and farther away from populations where the energy is needed most.” He also said; “The small wind industry still has a long way to go in educating ourselves and our customers on properly assessing and installing wind turbines on buildings. It truly is a whole new science that has emerged and we are very excited with the Architects and Engineers we currently work with whom are pioneering new concepts for wind turbine integration into buildings.” The OMRF building is an exemplary example of what is possible.
Joe Willix, SWG Energy’s President, a Dallas based renewable energy company that installs and maintains Venger Wind turbines and other clean energy systems said; “We rank Venger Wind at the top of our list for community scale wind turbine manufactures. The Venger Wind team has a deep understanding of customer service and quality control. They consistently lived up to their agreements across all aspects of this project. OMRF’s timing was very tight and Venger Wind diligently met all our deadlines. We are looking forward to many future projects and greatly value our relationship with Venger Wind.”
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