Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 2nd Quarter 2013

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 2nd Quarter 2013


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Welcome to the first edition of the
Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter!

Connect will be sent out quarterly to keep you up-to-date with important news and events with Orenda.

Although it was only last May when Orenda Energy Solutions was created, much has been achieved already! We are delighted to have been fortunate enough to add VG Energy in UK and Italia Energia in Italy to the Orenda family as dealers. We have a deliberate policy of carefully selecting our dealers and our channel strategy is most definitely all about quality and not quantity.

We have installed our first  two wind turbines in Europe; one in Italy and one in Scotland! We are so excited to have our Skye™ wind turbine up and spinning and producing efficient energy for our customers.


A view of the Skye™ wind turbine in Scotland.
Click to view Orenda’s Flickr images online.
We are also extremely encouraged with the rapidly growing order pipeline which is in place, especially considering we have really only started to publicly market and sell Skye™ in the last few months! This confirms our views when we started Orenda that there is significant demand for a reliable and efficient 50kW Wind Turbine.

We have been growing as a company, and have recently hired new employees:

Alba Garrah has joined us as the new Software Programmer and has a Bachelor of Science, Honours, Computing and Information Science from Queen’s University. She has many years of experience as an Applications Programmer with a strong track record using Oracle SQL Plus and PL/SQL, PHP applications accessing Oracle DB using SQL Plus.

Robine St-Germain has joined Orenda as Accounting Manager, and is a Certified Management Accountant with over 13 years of experience in accounting, finance and customer service. Robine also holds a B.Com Honours in Accounting from the University of Ottawa.

More exciting things happened in 2013: Orenda was able to secure insurance coverage for the Skye™ wind turbine in both UK and Italy, through Clark Thompson Insurance Brokers. Some of the benefits of this insurance include: “All Risks” cover (fire, lightning, explosion, aircraft, malicious damage, earthquake, storm, flood, impact, theft and accidental damage) including breakdown and resultant loss of income. Please see our website for complete details.
This year, we also launched the new website: www.orendaenergy.com; where we have an informative blog about wind energy. Topics have included the evolution from windmill to wind turbine, and the real impact of wind turbines on birds and bats.

In addition to our web presence, Orenda can be found on all social media:
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You can also visit our Resources page, where you can get all the latest versions of our marketing materials in PDF format.

As a part of the renewable energy industry, we are often looking for the latest news and studies. So let us share with you a couple of interesting snippets from our blogs:

Voting Impact of Political Support for Wind

Many new studies are seeing the light, discussing the impact of anti-wind propaganda on wind turbine projects. However, what is the political impact of supporting renewable energy, and specifically support for wind energy development?

ComRes, a market research company in the UK, has done a study on voting intention for both the local elections and General Elections coming up in May 2015. The results may surprise you…

34% of local voters said they would be more likely vote for a party which shows support for wind energy; while at the General Election level, 31% said they would be less likely to vote for a party which does not show support for wind. When looking at the total results, 76% were “unaffected” or “positive” in their views towards parties who supported wind development…. Click here to read the whole article.


Anti-Wind Messages Create Negative “Psychological Expectations”

On April 5th, we talked about ‘Windfarm Sickness’ being spread by Anti Wind Groups.

And now more research is coming to light, which shows anti-wind messages can create negative “psychological expectations”, which “could explain the link between wind turbine exposure and health complaints”, according to the published study in the American Psychological Association’s Health Psychology journal by the researchers from New Zealand’s University of Auckland.

The study showed 27 people, Group A, anti-wind footage which suggests infrasounds created by wind turbines can cause sickness. Another 27 people, Group B, were shown footage of experts who said wind turbines do not create any health risks through infrasound.

Both groups were then told they would be exposed to two, 10-minute sessions of infrasound, but were only actually exposed to one 10-minute session.  Group A reported negative health symptoms after both the real AND fake exposures, while Group B did not report any health effects, even after the real 10-minute exposure to infrasound….Click here to read the whole article.

If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at info@orendaenergy.com or give us a call anytime: 613.686.1677
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