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US firms partner to build “unique” turbines and hybrid systems in India

Agreement will bring hybrid renewable energy technology to Southeast Asia

The agreement will see turbines and hybrid renewable energy power systems built
The agreement will see wind turbines and hybrid renewable energy power systems built across India and Southeast Asia

US firms are working together to build wind turbines and hybrid renewable power systems across India and Southeast Asia. California company PHI Group, which is focused on energy and natural resources in Southeast Asia, has signed an agreement with Nevada firm Global Sun Wind & Power (GSWP) to provide the turbines and hybrid renewable energy machines for countries in the subregion.

According to the agreement, PHI Group will cooperate with GSWP to execute its growth plan and provide the turbines and patented hybrid technology to countries including Brunei, Burma, East Timor, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

GSWP manufactures what the company claims is one of the most innovative wind turbines in the world. It also offers complete hybrid power systems incorporating wind, solar, mini-hydro, diesel backup systems and state-of-the art battery storage technologies. It says the systems are highly efficient in both grid-connected and off-grid applications.

The wind turbines will deliver power in the most extreme wind regimens due to its patented "Pivot" linkage. This unique ability for its blades to "helicopter" horizontally in high winds allows for full and efficient operation up to 150 mph, without the need to shut down or de-link from the grid.

The same technology that protects GSWP turbines in high winds makes them more efficient in winds as low as 8.5 mph as well. With added advanced electronic controls, this turbine system can operate in 80 per cent of the world's landmass from Class 2 to Class 7 winds.

To make this technology even more accessible for rural and off-grid applications, the turbines have a tilt-up design, which eliminates the need for mammoth cranes and infrastructure additions, minimising environmental impacts and installation costs.

Chairman of PHI Group Henry Fahman said, "As we focus on energy and natural resource assets in Southeast Asia, we are delighted to work with Global Sun Wind & Power to provide these advanced and proven renewable energy solutions to respond to the increasing demand of electricity in these countries, both in grid-connected and off-grid applications."

Donald Logsdon, president & CEO Global Sun Wind & Power, said, "We look forward to working with PHI Group to accelerate the applications of our breakthrough system to Southeast Asian countries and other areas in the world.”