Monthly Archives: November 2013

Gas-fired plants slowing production as wind energy rises in the UK

  In the UK today, electricity produced by wind farms around the country made it possible for gas-fired plants to halt production; wind energy accounted for a total of 14% of the energy supply! These results were all thanks to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 29, 2013 |

What is an anemometer and why is it important?

  What is an anemometer and why is it so important for the wind energy industry? According to Merriam-Webster, an anemometer is “an instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed and sometimes direction of the wind”. For wind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 28, 2013 |

Is the impact of wind turbines on birds ‘overblown’?

  Elliott Negin, who is the director of news and commentary at the Union of Concerned Scientist, believes that the impact of wind turbines on birds is ‘overblown’ and brings up some pretty strong arguments for wind.   In his … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 22, 2013 |

How to avoid wind turbine failure

  Wind turbine failure happens occasionally in field, as many of us in the industry are aware. Most of us have seen videos of wind turbines spinning out of control, throwing blades or catching fire. There are a few reasons … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 20, 2013 |

Orenda exhibiting at Scottish Renewables; Steve McMahon speaking at the Wind Workshop

  Orenda will be exhibiting at Scottish Renewables: On-Site Renewables Exhibition and Workshop. Please come to visit us at stand #1 to talk about our new Skye™ wind turbine solution.   Steve McMahon will also be speaking at the Wind Workshop that begins … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 18, 2013 |

The benefits of a hydraulic tower for a wind turbine

  As Orenda exhibited at the Renewable UK show, we had many people ask us about our unique hydraulic tower, and what some of the benefits were to having one.   So I thought I would list, in a blog … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 15, 2013 |

Investing in wind energy the smart way

  When investing in wind energy, there are many factors to consider. A wind turbine can be a significant purchase, and minimizing any risk you can for your investment is a smart thing to do. Through thorough research and investigation, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 14, 2013 |

Small wind turbine planning and regulations

  Small wind turbine planning and regulations are primarily done at the local/regional level, which provides both advantages and disadvantages:   Advantages:   Locales can have very different climates and conditions which may require specific regulations and accommodations for that … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 13, 2013 |

Small wind turbine noise levels in comparison to other sources

It is a known fact that wind turbines produce some level of noise, but the levels reached by most wind turbines, especially small-scaled ones, are very low. In fact, small wind turbines will produce noise that is much lower than … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 12, 2013 |

Orenda will be at the RUK 2013 show in Birmingham!

  Orenda Energy Solutions will be exhibiting at the RUK 2013 Int. Small & Medium Wind show in Birmingham, England. Please come and visit us at our booth: SM14. We would be happy to meet with you to talk about wind energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 1, 2013 |