Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Study on the Implications of Wind Energy on Human Health?

  The greatest debate for the wind industry remains to be the implications of wind energy on human health. As someone in the industry, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear anti-wind lobbyists spread outrageous claims, especially when we know … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 31, 2013 |

Wind Farm Opponents to Pay Legal Costs!

    There have been many anti-wind court cases in Canada and all over the world. However, this seems to be the first I’ve come across where the wind farm opponents had to pay the legal costs for the other … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 29, 2013 |

Wind Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This blog post is being reposted from the Barnard on Wind (wind power) blog with the permission from Mike Barnard, the original author.   Despite the reality that wind farms are one of the most environmentally benign forms of generation … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 24, 2013 |

Wind Energy Information

  There are a handful of websites that have a wealth of wind energy information. I’ll do a rundown of some of the best ones and what they have to offer:   www.barnardonwind.com Mike Barnard “became a blogger on energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 19, 2013 |

The Importance of a Smooth Wind Turbine Blade

  Last week we talked about the Aerodynamic Design of a Wind Turbine Blade and Wind Turbine Maintenance. However, there is something that should be expanded on further which incorporates these two important elements!   One of the things rarely discussed … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 17, 2013 |

Wind Turbine Maintenance

  While a certain amount of attention should be put on installation, continuous monitoring and wind turbine maintenance is no more required than it would be for most household appliances. There is a small amount of scheduled maintenance to be … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 12, 2013 |

Write a letter to your representative supporting wind power

  This blog post is being reposted from the Barnard on Wind (wind power) blog with the permission from Mike Barnard, the original author.   Politicians are elected to represent us. But how do you help them know what you … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 10, 2013 |

Aerodynamic Design of a Wind Turbine Blade

The aerodynamic design of a wind turbine blade defines its width, thickness, direction and profile. It is a matter of finding the best compromise between air flow and strength (profile and structure). The purpose is to optimise performance while minimising … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 5, 2013 |

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 2nd Quarter 2013

  View this email in your browser Welcome to the first edition of the Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter! Connect will be sent out quarterly to keep you up-to-date with important news and events with Orenda. Although it was only … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 5, 2013 |

Weibull Distribution – The Best Way to Calculate Wind Speed

There is no more important variable in wind power than the wind itself. The energy contained in the wind increases exponentially as wind speeds increase, and in the wind industry there is no substitute for velocity.   The best location … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 3, 2013 |