Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wind power sales to continue strong while solar energy suffers

  With advancing technologies and generous tax credits, wind power is on the rise, but it looks like solar will suffer in 2017.   Sales for wind energy are booming this year and according to the American Wind Energy Association, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 29, 2016 |

Gamesa to build another wind farm in Jordan

  Gamesa is partnering up with Spanish company Elecnor to build another wind farm, Al Rajef, an 86MW wind power plant in the region of Maan in southern Jordan.   The wind farm will be comprised of 41 G114-2.1 MW … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 27, 2016 |

Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings from everyone at Orenda Energy!    We wish you and yours a healthy and joyful holiday season and a prosperous start to the New Year!    

Posted By Sally on December 25, 2016 |

Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm begins construction in Texas

  E.ON’s 228MW Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm has begun construction in Willacy County, Texas.   The wind farm will be composed of 76 3MG wind turbines provided by German manufacturer, Nordex and will be operational by the end of next … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 22, 2016 |

Statoil wins offshore wind lease

  Statoil is announced as the provisional winner of the offshore wind lease sale of 79,350 acres off the coast of New York by the US Government.   The winning bid was a whopping $42,469,725 by auction of the U.S. Department … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 20, 2016 |

Apple invests in wind farms through partnership with Goldwind

  Apple has partnered with China’s Goldwind, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world to invest in wind farm projects producing 285MW of power.   The American company behind the popular iPhone now has a 30% stake in Goldwind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 15, 2016 |

Study shows wind turbines help corn and soybean crops

  A study done by Iowa State University shows that turbulence created from wind turbines can help the growth of corn and soybean crops by affecting temperature and carbon dioxide levels.   Distinguished Professor of agronomy and geological and atmospheric … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 13, 2016 |

Offshore wind farm planned for Maryland

  Deepwater Wind is planning yet another offshore wind farm, this time for Maryland, as it secures rights to acquire the federal lease (subject to regulatory approval).   The Skipjack Wind Farm project will be 120MW and is expected to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 8, 2016 |

Small wind power helps community initiatives

  Small wind power, in Scotland and Wales, will be helping to support 3 community initiatives The Skelmorlie Community Sports Club, Wemyss Bay Community Association and Inverkip Community Initiative.   The Small Wind Co-Op is a community owned and operated … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 6, 2016 |

Onshore wind contract awarded to Elite Control Systems

  ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Elite Control Systems a second contract to service their onshore wind farms.   The agreement is for ‘rapid response support services’ for 29 onshore wind projects currently spread across Scotland. According to the press release, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 1, 2016 |