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Jan
14

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2013

Posted By Sally on January 14, 2014 | 0 Comment | news

 

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Welcome to Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter!

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


Orenda would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year! You can see some of our Canadian team members in the picture above. We had a festive party and potluck to celebrate the holidays together.
Following an extensive field beta testing program, we are delighted to announce that we have successfully installed our first 2 production systems; 1 in Scotland and 1 in Italy. An additional 4 systems are in the process of being installed in Italy and will be fully commissioned by the end of February 2014. All of this creates a perfect platform for a very successful 2014 for Orenda.

In the beginning of November, Orenda exhibited at the Renewable UK event in Birmingham. We met a lot of great people and made some wonderful contacts.In the picture below you can see our CEO/CFO Gerry Lalonde, and our Marketing Manager Sally Prosser standing in our booth at the show.

ORENDA PRODUCTS:
Skye™ 51kW WT
Hydraulic Tower
Iris™
Just a reminder that Orenda will be exhibiting at EWEA’s 2014event in Barcelona, March 10-13 at booth 7E115.Please come visit us at the show; we would be happy to meet with you to talk about wind energy and our Skye™ wind turbine solution!
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Orenda is expanding its workforce yet again and we are happy to announce our new hire this quarter:

Christopher Warren has joined Orenda as our Junior Mechanical Engineer. He has recently graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Biomedical Mechanical Engineering program with honours. Having participated in the university’s CO-OP program, he has gained experience in the areas of quality assurance; life cycle material management; failure analysis; and mechanical design.


As a part of the renewable energy industry, we are often looking for the latest information to help keep ourselves and our followers up-to-date.

Here are a couple of snippets from recent posts on our blog:

What is an anemometer and why is it important?What is an anemometer and why is it so important for the wind energy industry? According to Merriam-Webster, an anemometer is “an instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed and sometimes direction of the wind”. For wind turbines in particular, it is absolutely imperative to have an accurate measurement of the wind speed and direction in order to have safe, reliable production. The wind turbine must move into the right direction of the wind in order to spin and produce electricity, while also keeping track of wind speeds to maintain a safe rpm. As a result, many wind turbine owners and manufacturers will choose an anemometer that has an error rate of less than 5% to make sure their turbines are running at an optimal level as much as possible….Click here to read the whole article.
Investing in wind energy the smart wayWhen investing in wind energy, there are many factors to consider. A wind turbine can be a significant purchase, and minimizing any risk you can for your investment is a smart thing to do. Through thorough research and investigation, you can make the best decision possible and choose the best wind turbine to fit your needs.Here are some key questions you should ask a potential manufacturer/dealer:

  1. Does the manufacturer have a warranty contingency? Good manufacturer’s will put money aside on each sale of their products to cover potential warranty costs in the future.
  2. Is the turbine insurable? You should make sure you are able to secure ‘all-risk’ insurance for your significant purchase, including loss of income…..

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

Dec
20

Happy Holidays from Orenda! :)

Posted By Sally on December 20, 2013 | 0 Comment | news

You can see some of our Canadian team members pictured here. We had a festive party and potluck this week to celebrate the holidays together.


 
Everyone at Orenda would like to wish you all very happy holidays, and a wonderful start to the new year!
 

Nov
18

Orenda exhibiting at Scottish Renewables; Steve McMahon speaking at the Wind Workshop

Posted By Sally on November 18, 2013 | 0 Comment | news

scottish renewables

 
Orenda will be exhibiting at Scottish Renewables: On-Site Renewables Exhibition and Workshop. Please come to visit us at stand #1 to talk about our new Skye™ wind turbine solution.
 
Steve McMahon will also be speaking at the Wind Workshop that begins at 10:15 on Nov 21.
 
Here is the description for the Wind Workshop:
 
Small and medium scale wind installations can play a key role in helping communities, landowners and businesses reduce their electricity bills and help to meet renewable energy targets.
 
This workshop will take you through the key issues that must be considered when planning a small wind installation for your home or business, and will include a case study from a Scottish business that utilises wind energy. Key questions that will be addressed are:
 

  • What size of turbine would I need for my property?
  • Do I need planning permission?
  • How do I finance a wind project?
  • What are the benefits of small and medium scale wind?

 
We’d love to see you there!
 

Nov
01

Orenda will be at the RUK 2013 show in Birmingham!

Posted By Sally on November 1, 2013 | 0 Comment | news

Orenda exhibiting at RUK 2013

 

Orenda Energy Solutions will be exhibiting at the RUK 2013 Int. Small & Medium Wind show in Birmingham, England. Please come and visit us at our booth: SM14. We would be happy to meet with you to talk about wind energy and our Skye™ wind turbine solution!
 
Please note: There is a Public Day & Careers Fair on Thursday 7 November, which means that there is free entry to all – pre-register online today.
 

For more information on the show, visit RenewableUK.
 

Oct
01

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2013

Posted By Sally on October 1, 2013 | 0 Comment | news

 

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Welcome to Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter!

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

Orenda is now a member of two prominent organizations in the wind industry: Renewable UK (RUK) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Orenda will be exhibiting at the RUK 2013event in Birmingham UK from 5-7 November as part of the small distributed wind section of the tradeshow. You can check us out at booth SM14.We will also be exhibiting at EWEA’s 2014 event in Barcelona, March 10-13 at booth 7E115.

We would be happy to meet with you to talk about wind energy and our Skye™ wind turbine solution!

Orenda is happy to announce that Steve McMahon, our VP of Sales and Marketing has been invited to speak at the Scottish Renewables: On Site Renewables Exhibition and Workshop at the Perth Concert Hall (Scotland) on November 21st. He will be speaking during the second session of the day on the topic of small scale wind.
Orenda is also pleased to announce that we have recently hired Acumenfor all our public relations activities. Acumen was founded by award-winning directors in 2002 and is an experienced and highly regarded national and international PR consultancy.  For any press enquiries, you may contact:

Kevin Dorrian

Tel: +44 (0)131 661 7027

kevin.dorrian@acumen-pr.com

Twitter: @acumenpr

A recent picture of the Orenda Skye™ wind turbine in Scotland!
Orenda is expanding its workforce and we are happy to announce our new hires this quarter.DEALERS TAKE NOTE: 

Euan Crabbie has joined Orenda as our Customer Support Engineer. He is the main point of contact for all dealer requests and questions relating to post sales activities, including planning, installation, servicing, warranty and general support.

Euan can be reached at:

UK: +44 (0) 141 8463727 Ext. 223

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 140718

Email: ecrabbie@orendaenergy.com

He recently completed an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering and joins us following a year working in the wind power industry. Euan also holds a BEng Honours in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University.

Gerald Merkley has also joined Orenda as our Software Engineer. He has recently graduated from Saint Lawrence College out of Kingston as a Computer Programmer/Analyst, where he graduated with distinction. His strengths lie in software design and object-oriented programming, with a wide variety of programming languages.

As always, Orenda can be found on the following 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 information to help keep ourselves and our followers up-to-date.This summer, we had the honour of hosting a guest blogger on our own Orenda blog. Mike Barnard is an avid supporter of wind energy, and his posts are focused on ‘debunking myths about wind energy’.

Mike’s site is: www.barnardonwind.com.

Here are a couple of snippets from recent posts, the first being written by Mr. Barnard:

Wind farms don’t make people sick, so why the complaints?In Canada, the U.S., Australia and Great Britain, people have reported similar symptoms including headaches, ringing ears, trouble sleeping, loss of focus, etc. after wind-turbines were built close to their homes.

Some have blamed audible sound, inaudible sound, ‘dirty electricity’ and psychosomatic distress.

What scientific evidence best explains these phenomena?

Short Answer:

The best scientific evidence indicates that anti-wind lobbyists raise health fears which increase significantly the number of people living near wind turbine farms who get stress-related illnesses due to noise-related annoyance….

Click here to read the whole article.

Aerodynamic Design of a Wind Turbine BladeThe aerodynamic design of a wind turbine blade defines its width, thickness, direction and profile. It is a matter of finding the best compromise between air flow and strength (profile and structure). The purpose is to optimise performance while minimising loads.

At their very heart, wind turbine blades are very similar to airplane wings. By moving air across an airfoil surface, wind speed is higher across the curved surface, and lower across the flat surface. Adjusting the angle of attack a blade is attached at can optimize the distance the air travels across the blade without causing what is known as stall. Stall occurs when the lift induced drag caused by turbulence exceeds the lift created by the airflow….

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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