Monthly Archives: February 2014

USGS Windfarm Mapper Tool allows you to see all the wind turbines in the US

  Want to know where all the wind turbines are located in the Unites States? Well now you can, using U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Windfarm Mapper Tool which can be found online.   The point of the mapper tool was … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 28, 2014 |

Red tape hampers the case for small-medium wind renewables

  When are we going to have joined up thinking between the excellent Government-backed Feed-In Tariffs (for small-medium wind) and the planning process in Scotland? There’s a growing concern that it is taking too long moving these applications through a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 26, 2014 |

Wind turbine life span: New study confirms 25 years

  A new study recently published by the Imperial College Business School, has shown that wind turbines will easily last 25 years before needing to be upgraded, especially newer models, which may last even longer.   A previous study created … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 21, 2014 |

Wind energy helps save Ireland €1 billion

  The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has released a statement saying that renewable energy has saved  the country “over a €1 billion in fossil fuel imports, has reduced CO2 emissions by 12 million tonnes and has not added … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 20, 2014 |

New wind turbine trouble for Trump

  Right after losing a battle against an offshore wind turbine farm close to his Scottish golf club, Donald Trump has some new troubles ahead…   Ironically, after the Scottish ruling, the Trump organization said, ‘We will appeal this decision … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 19, 2014 |

100% Renewable Energy

  A small Scottish island called Eigg, off the north-west coast of Scotland, would like to be the world’s first place to have its energy come from 100% renewable sources. Currently it is sitting at the 85% mark for renewables, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 18, 2014 |

The importance of remote monitoring wind turbines

  It’s not a new concept but remote monitoring wind turbines is not something a lot of small to medium-scale wind turbine manufacturers consider.   There are some benefits to monitoring wind turbines through a remote location:   Stop the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 10, 2014 |

Sign a petition to show support for the Production Tax Credit

  The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have an online petition for American citizens to sign, if they’d like to send a message to their senator to encourage them to extend the PTC (Production Tax Credit).   If you live … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 5, 2014 |

Orenda will be exhibiting at EWEA’s Wind Energy Event: March 10-13

    Orenda Energy Solutions Inc. will be exhibiting at EWEA’s Wind Energy Event in Barcelona, March 10-13, 2014. Check us out at booth 7E115.   We would be happy to meet with you to talk about wind energy and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 4, 2014 |

Wind energy infographic

  Infographics are a great way to view wind energy data and information. Here are some of my favourite wind energy infographics that offer useful information:   Wind and Marine Business Barometer 2011 How Loud is a Wind Turbine? The Evolution … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 3, 2014 |