Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ararat Wind Farm completes installation

  The last wind turbine of the Ararat Wind Farm was installed this past week by Mammoet Wind, meaning it is one step closer to becoming fully operational.   The cable trenching and installation were also completed, by RJE Global, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 28, 2017 |

Enbridge partners with EnBW on 497MW offshore wind farm

  Enbridge, a Canadian energy company, has acquired 50% ownership in a 497MW offshore wind farm located in Germany, with the remaining half retained by Germany’s EnBW.   The Hoho See offshore wind farm project is located in the North … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 23, 2017 |

A new type of wind turbine that looks like a straw?

  There’s a new type of wind turbine that has been developed, and it looks like a straw. Really.   The company behind the product is called Vortex Bladeless, and that’s exactly what it is, a bladeless wind turbine that … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 21, 2017 |

Europe spent €27.5bn in new wind energy developments in 2016

  As reports roll in with 2016’s wind energy numbers, different organizations have been announcing the strong developments of the wind industry over the past year.   According to WindEurope, Europe added €27.5bn in new wind energy investments and added … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 16, 2017 |

Wind energy is now America’s largest renewable energy source

  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports wind power taking first place as USA’s largest renewable energy source, thanks to incredible growth over the past year.   Hydropower dams was bumped from the top position by a sharp increase … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 14, 2017 |

Canada continues wind energy growth

    In 2016 alone, Canada added 702MW of new wind energy capacity through 21 projects located in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.   These projects bring the total capacity to 11,898MW, which can supply 6% of the country’s energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 9, 2017 |

Orenda selected by Feedspot as one of Top 50 Renewable Energy Blogs!

  Orenda Energy has been awarded one of the Top 50 Renewable Energy Blogs by Feedspot this year and we couldn’t be more proud!   We are incredibly honoured to have been selected, and we are dedicated to continuing to educate … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 9, 2017 |

New power generation record has been set for wind turbines

  MHI Vestas Offshore Wind just enabled its 8MW wind turbine to generate at 9MW in specific site conditions.   Over a full 24 hour period on December 1, 2016, their V164 wind turbine model produced 216,000 kWh (215,999.1 kWh … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 7, 2017 |

Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm to be commissioned

  Bullfrog Power announces the commissioning of Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm.   Canada’s leading green energy provider joined forces with Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) to create Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm in southwestern Ontario. The project consists of 10 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 2, 2017 |