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

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

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 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!



Season’s Greetings!

Posted By Sally on December 25, 2016 | 0 Comment | news

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!




Orenda Energy Solutions has partnered with Italian wind specialist SEI Holding

Posted By Sally on September 20, 2016 | 0 Comment | news

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Canadian wind turbine manufacturer, Orenda Energy Solutions, has partnered with Italian wind specialist SEI Holding to develop ten projects across Italy under the Mini Wind Farm (MWF) program. These wind farm installations will be available to select investors who are interested in receiving exceptional ROI in the wind energy market.


Orenda and SEI started their partnership a few years ago with the aim to provide Italian customers a reliable and skilled local partner focused on turn-key solutions including the installation and servicing of Orenda’s Skye wind turbine, which is manufactured in their Ontario facility.


Through the MWF program we are able to offer Italian and foreign investors selected sites that are ready-to-build, located and developed specifically for the 60kW Orenda Skye wind turbine. The Skye’s power rating has been specially fine-tuned using Orenda’s proprietary technology to comply with the GSE regulations to qualify for the tariff which is available for mini wind farms installed in Italy. This makes it possible for each wind farm to earn real and strong financial returns in the market, particularly operating in the sub 60kW  band which provides the highest rates. There has been fear that the Italian market has become harder for small-medium wind turbine suppliers, but by adapting and evolving our technology, we see far-reaching advantages.


Our wind turbine, thanks to the hydraulic self-lifting tower, is perfect for easy installation and after sales servicing, and even comes with a 7 year warranty! Thanks to our full service pack we offer lifelong assistance, all risk and loss of income insurance, and even remote monitoring.


We have worked out the siting and installation of several wind turbines already and are now collecting new purchase orders from the Italian market for construction in Spring-Summer 2017. SEI with the support of Orenda’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve McMahon, is scheduling meetings with clients interested in finalizing contracts. Please do not hesitate to contact our commercial office to arrange an appointment too!