Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why wind gusts can be bad for wind energy

  The majority of the population can probably figure out that overall windy conditions for wind turbines is definitely a good thing. However, what most people don’t know, is that wind gusts can spell disaster for wind energy.   When … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 29, 2014 |

A new microscopic wind turbine could be the key to powering cell phones in the future

  A new type of microscopic wind turbine has been designed by Smitha Rao, a University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) research associate and J.-C. Chiao, an electrical engineering professor.   These micro-wind turbines are so small that 10 of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 24, 2014 |

Wind energy seen in a positive light by organizations that support bird and wildlife initiatives

  Wind energy has taken a lot of heat from individuals across the world. There are some anti-wind groups that feel it is a hazard to wildlife, especially birds, but the truth of the matter is that without renewable energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 22, 2014 |

Wind energy saved Spaniards big money in 2013

  Wind energy  made up 20.9% of Spain’s power generation in 2013, according to a report done by Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).   Spain is considered the first country to have renewable energy as its main source of energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 17, 2014 |

Wind power generates over 50% of Denmark’s energy needs in December

  Another record for wind! According to Energinet.dk, Denmark was able to meet exactly 54.8% of its energy demands through wind power alone in the month of December, all thanks to strong winds.   This is the first time a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 15, 2014 |

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 4th 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 would like to wish you a very happy and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 14, 2014 |

Wind energy saves the day in Texas this week

  In Texas, wind energy saved the day and warmed the houses of many Texans when fossil-fuel plants shut down due to weather-related issues on Monday.   Wind turbines were able to provide about 1800 MW of energy, which was … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 10, 2014 |

Is there a correlation between wind turbines and property values?

  A study was done by the University of Rhode Island economist, Corey Lang, to determine if any correlations exist between wind turbines and property values on Rhode Island.   The study concluded that property values did not drop based … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on January 9, 2014 |