Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to protect small wind turbines from high winds and inclement weather

Gale force winds, like the ones recently experienced in the UK, can be problematic for small wind turbines even with automatic shutdown speeds. Some turbines avoid damage by spinning out of the wind or twisting/feathering their blades so they don’t … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 30, 2013 |

Wind turbine warranties: An important factor in purchase decisions!

  Small-scale wind turbine sales are on the rise, especially in wind-rich countries like Scotland. There are many factors to consider when making such a significant investment, and wind turbine warranties are one of the most important to look at. … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 25, 2013 |

Wind energy is supplementing income for UK farmers

  As the cost of energy is rising and the income for UK farmers is falling (due to a couple of years of poor harvests and bad weather), many of them have decided to invest in wind energy as a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 23, 2013 |

Small wind turbines are experiencing the most growth in the UK

Small wind turbines have experienced the most growth in the UK in 2012, according to a report released by Renewables UK.   Small-medium wind installations (from 15kW-100kW) increased by 21% from 2011 to 2012. Additionally, it is predicted that the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 18, 2013 |

Anti-wind antics are causing delays in wind energy growth in Ontario

  An environmental review tribunal held in London, Ontario this past week was a spectacle thanks to the antics of anti-wind activists wishing to stop the growth of wind energy.   The Environment Ministry’s group, which also consisted of lawyers … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 16, 2013 |

The many benefits of wind energy

  As someone in the industry, I am very familiar with the benefits of wind energy. However, it seems that many people outside the industry might have a very negative view of wind power based on the works of anti-wind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 11, 2013 |

Subsidies and other incentives generating growth for wind energy

The wind energy industry has been creating more jobs with extensions and increases in tax credits, grants and FiT programs.   A wind turbine blade manufacturer in North Dakota and Arkansas expects to grow its workforce by almost double by … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 10, 2013 |

Sharing profits of wind energy

  More companies are realizing that in order to move forward on their plans for creating wind energy, it is much easier to get buy-in from the local community.   There are a few ways to do this, but the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 4, 2013 |

Study shows cats are the biggest bird killers; wind turbines don’t make the list

Yet another study has come out about the biggest causes of bird deaths…. And no it isn’t wind turbines; not even close…     A national survey by Environment Canada found that an estimated 196 million birds are killed by … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 2, 2013 |

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2013

  View this email in your browser Welcome to Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter! Connect will be sent out quarterly to keep you up-to-date on important news and events at Orenda. Orenda is now a member of two prominent organizations in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 1, 2013 |