Innogy begins construction of Drommada Beg onshore wind farm

Posted By Sally on September 14, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

onshore wind in Ireland


Innogy has acquired its first onshore wind farm in the Republic of Ireland with the purchase of the 10.2MW Drommada Beg wind project.
Construction for the onshore wind farm will begin this month with commissioning scheduled for 2018.
CEO innogy SE, Peter Terium said, “During our IPO last year we underlined our intention to increase our renewables-based generation portfolio by entering new markets. These concrete activities now fulfil that promise. With the Dromadda Beg project we are taking a first step towards entering the promising Irish onshore wind market, thereby implementing our expansion strategy. Ireland is an exciting market for us and I am very pleased to have made our first acquisition there, which is to be followed by others.”
Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE, Hans Bünting said, “innogy has extensive experience developing, building and operating renewable facilities – on its own and together with partners. We want to drive our activities in Ireland through the acquisition of existing onshore wind projects as well as through the development of new projects.”
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply the wind farm with three of its SWT-3.4-101 turbines, which will be the largest capacity turbines that Ireland has seen so far.
Innogy Renewables Ireland managing director, Cathal Hennessy said: “We plan to grow our onshore wind business to include greenfield developments and consented sites right through to the acquisition of operational wind farms.”


Senvion installs a 3.6MW onshore wind turbine prototype

Posted By Sally on September 12, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

Senvion wins wind farm contract for their proprietary onshore wind turbines and wind energy projects


Senvion has installed a prototype of their 3.6MW140 onshore wind turbine near Husum in northern Germany.
This new onshore wind turbine model is meant for moderate to high wind speeds and uses Eco Blade Control (EBC) to optimize load management. However, with the large rotor diameter of 140m, the wind turbine can also generate high yields at lower wind speeds.
CEO at Senvion, Jürgen Geissinger said: “Senvion is committed to reducing the levelized cost of energy. With this new turbine, we have combined core product developments to create a machine that is targeted towards optimal energy efficiency. The combination of the 140 meter rotor diameter and the upgrade to 3.6 megawatts allows additional output at the same site. Even with the larger 68.5 meter rotor blades, the 3.6M140 EBC can be installed in the same amount of time as a smaller turbine, ensuring an effective solution for our customers.”
The wind farm owner, 4testwind GmbH, is a co-development from the iTerra GmbH & Co. KG and Betriebs und Beteiligungsgesellschaft Senvion mbH.
Managing Director at iTerra Wind GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Peter Brodersen said: ”Throughout this very demanding project, we have always been able to remain on track and keep focused together with our manufacturing partner, Senvion. Even the change to a newer type of plant was possible and despite all the adversities we were able to commission the prototype in time before the HUSUM Wind 2017. I would like to thank Senvion and all the others who have fought for the project. This determination and positive cooperation were the guarantors of success!”


Orenda Energy Solutions secures MCS certification for its pioneering ’tilting’ wind turbine

Posted By Sally on April 10, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

Orenda Energy Solutions



 Orenda Skye – MCS Certification Report


Orenda’s claims its 49kW Skye turbine is now the highest-rated turbine available in the sub-50kW band and qualifies for the best FiT currently available in the UK.


Edinburgh, Scotland; Monday 10th April 2017; Orenda Energy Solutions Limited, a turbine manufacturer for the global medium distributed wind industry, has secured accreditation under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for its 49kW Skye wind turbine, making it the highest rated turbine in the sub-50kW band that qualifies for FiT in the UK.


The MCS accreditation was awarded to Orenda following detailed independent testing, inspection and assessment by SGS, one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, establishing that the design, construction and safety architecture of the Skye turbine complies with EIC’s 61400-1 stringent operational standard published by the International Electrotechnical Commission regarding wind turbines.


Rigorous power performance and noise testing was also carried out on the Skye Turbine at the Myers Hill Wind Farm, in East Renfrewshire, by independent assessors TÜV-NEL, providing calibrated performance data and third party validation of Skye’s capabilities.


Gerry Lalonde, CEO Orenda Energy Solutions comments;


“The MCS accreditation is an exhaustive process, but ultimately gives consumers the confidence they need that a turbine has been independently assessed to the highest standards available. More importantly, it means that purchasers of Orenda’s Skye turbine now qualify to receive the highest FiT rate available in the UK. Landowners have the option of acquiring the Skye turbine for themselves or leasing their land to investors for the installation of the Skye turbine. In either case, financial returns are industry leading.


“I’m delighted we have a turbine product that fully complies within the MCS framework. We believe we are the only sub-50kw wind turbine to have been awarded MCS certification by complying with the IEC 61400-1 Design Assessment rather than the simpler 61400-2, which has shown itself to not fully provide protection to consumers.


“This is also reaffirmation to the UK market of Orenda’s commitment to manufacture a best-in-class turbine that MCS certification recognises, has become a benchmark for efficiency, safety, reliability and financial returns.”


Orenda’s Skye turbine has a fully integrated hydraulically hinged ‘tilting’ tower, designed to be lowered and raised by one operator using a wrench. It has its power pack located in the tower base and the company claims this innovative technology makes Skye the most efficient medium wind turbine currently available.


Moreover, its patented ‘tilt’ mechanism has been designed to alleviate the need for extensive and costly maintenance with servicing carried out ‘in-situ’ – a vitally important measure in hostile terrain or rural environments where there is little road access for cranes or heavy lifting gear.


From a health and safety perspective, there is no need to climb the tower and hence, no need for a climbing certificate.




About Orenda Energy Solutions:


Orenda Energy Solutions designs and manufactures fully integrated wind turbine systems for the rural segment of the small distributed wind industry. Orenda’s 49kW SkyeTM wind turbine is the solution of choice for farmers, large acreage landowners, and wind park developers and investors.


See more at: Press Enquiries –


Kevin Dorrian
Tel – 0131 661 7027
E- T- @acumenpr



Orenda selected by GreenMatch as one of the Best Green Energy Websites 2017

Posted By Sally on March 22, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

Best Green Energy Websites


Orenda Energy has been awarded one of the Best Green Energy Websites 2017 by GreenMatch 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 the world on wind energy, dispelling the myths and sharing industry news.


Thank you GreenMatch!



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

Posted By Sally on February 9, 2017 | 0 Comment | news


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 the world on wind energy, dispelling the myths and sharing industry news.


Thank you Feedspot!