Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2013

Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2013


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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


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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