Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wind energy and hydroelectricity mix makes an island 100% renewable powered

  El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, has become a case study for self-sustainability using wind energy and hydroelectricity. The project has been over 12 years in the making, and finally the wind turbines will be begin operation … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 29, 2014 |

Conservative Party will make the future grim for onshore wind energy in the UK

    On a recent  BBC Radio 4 “Today” programme, Energy Minister Michael Fallon announced that should the Conservative Party win they would end financial support for onshore wind turbines in the UK, and would restrict any proposed renewable energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 24, 2014 |

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 1st Quarter 2014

View this email in your browser Welcome to Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter! Connect is sent out quarterly to keep you up-to-date on important news and events at Orenda. In mid-March, Orenda exhibited at the EWEA annual event in Barcelona, Spain. We … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 23, 2014 |

KidWind teaches children about wind energy with a fun and hands-on approach

  The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is holding a free KidWind Challenge on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is designed to have children of any age learn about wind energy  through wind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 18, 2014 |

A portable small wind turbine for your phone?!

  Two electricians Einar Agustsson and Agust Agustsson, both from the US, have designed a portable small wind turbine named Trinity which can be set up anywhere to charge a phone by USB. The unit itself folds into a 12” … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 17, 2014 |

Is wind energy all it’s cracked up to be?

  As wind turbines becomes cheaper to manufacture and install, wind energy becomes a more popular source of electricity. In the last four years, it is estimated that the cost of wind energy has fallen by a whopping 43%. In … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 15, 2014 |

How big are medium scale wind turbines?

  When most people think of wind turbines, they imagine the large megawatt systems, instead of medium scale wind turbines which are much smaller and more economical for landowners, farmers and smaller investors.   ‘Medium wind’ is typically thought of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 9, 2014 |

Do you really think wind turbines are ugly?

  Some people would say that wind turbines are ugly; but not everyone would agree… and definitely not David Suzuki. In one of his latest blog posts, Dr. Suzuki talks about his appreciation for wind energy and the visual impacts … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 4, 2014 |

Yet another study shows no negative correlation between wind turbines and property values

  A new report released by The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and RenewableUK (RUK) sheds some interesting light on the correlation between wind turbines and property values. The results? There is “no negative impact within 5km of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 2, 2014 |