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Nov
07

Triad Recycling has completed construction on new wind turbine

Posted By Sally on November 7, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

Triad Recycling has a new wind turbine project

 

Triad Recycling & Energy Corp has just completed construction of its new 100kW wind turbine as part of their $1 million expansion project.
 
The project will support 15 jobs and offset electric costs, for the recycling and waste management firm located in Western New York, and was facilitated by state funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
 
Triad Recycling received almost $167,000 from NYSERDA as part of its Small Wind Turbine program and $150,000 from NYPA’s Western New York Power Proceeds program.
 
According to the press release: The program utilizes net earnings from the sale of unused hydropower from NYPA’s Niagara power plant to spur the local economy and stems from legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2012.
 
President and CEO, NYSERDA, Alicia Barton said, “This project builds on Triad’s commitment to protecting the environment by enabling its recycling firm to operate with clean energy. The wind turbines not only support Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading clean energy goals, but demonstrate how businesses can help to make their communities cleaner and healthier.”
 
President of Triad Recycling, John Hannon said, “This expansion will provide us with a significant boost to our operations, allowing us to hire three additional employees. I want to extend my thanks to Governor Cuomo, the New York Power Authority and NYSERDA for supporting this initiative.”
 
NYPA president and CEO, Gil C. Quiniones said, “This expansion, which includes the installation of a clean energy wind turbine, is precisely the kind of project that we had in mind while developing the Western New York Power Proceeds program several years ago. It’s a win-win situation, creating jobs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
  

Oct
20

Orenda Energy will be attending the Farm Business Show!

Posted By Sally on October 20, 2017 | 0 Comment | news

farm business show uk

 

Orenda Energy will be attending the Farm Business Show in Birmingham, November 8-9.
 
Come visit us at stand #1047!
 
A little bit about us:

Orenda Energy Solutions generates income and delivers sustainability for its customers, by providing best in class, fully-managed and supported, risk-free, wind energy solutions for farmers, large acreage landowners, wind farm developers and investors.
 
At Orenda, we can offer farming communities a solution to the issues facing them today. Issues such poor harvests, unusually harsh weather conditions and dramatically rising energy costs, all of which can take their toll on a cash-strapped farming and rural economy. Small scale wind installations provide farmers and landowners with an opportunity to secure a fairly significant income, just by leasing a relatively small part of a field for a small turbine installation – with no loss of land use. With a `per-turbine` income, per annum, index linked for 20 years and a reduction in overall energy costs, it makes good economic sense for farmers and landowners to lease their land. Farming communities across the country are bringing in extra income from this enterprising initiative, by looking beyond their traditional arable, livestock and dairy revenue streams.
 
You can also read an article written by Gerry Lalonde, Chief Executive Officer, Orenda Energy Solutions here. He discusses how farmers can supplement their agricultural income using wind energy.
  

Sep
14

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.”
 

Sep
12

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!”

Apr
10

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 ENERGY SOLUTIONS SECURES MCS CERTIFICATION FOR ITS PIONEERING ‘TILTING’ TURBINE

 

 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.

 

Ends

 

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: www.orendaenergy.com Press Enquiries –

 

Kevin Dorrian
Acumen
Tel – 0131 661 7027
E- kevin.dorrian@acumen-pr.com T- @acumenpr