Monthly Archives: February 2015

//February

A little note to say well done

As mentioned in the previous post, we have 10 small scale wind turbines on the Orkney Islands, and this last week we have been reviewing their production figures.

We are pleased to say that the turbines have performed fantastically well over the past 12 months, exceeding their targets and contributing enormously to the energy needs of the landowners’ households.

They are small but mighty, and as with every wind turbine that is installed, they help to reduce the need for power stations in the UK.

 

Orkney Renewable Energy Forum

Fine Energy own, operate and maintain 10 small scale wind turbines in the Orkneys, including 1 Bergey Excel 10 kW machine and 9 Evance R9000 5kW turbines.

Back in December 2014 we were invited to join a group called the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF). The purpose of this organisation is to promote Orkney renewable energy sources, share information, analyse data and develop local expertise.

Being a member allows you, in the case of wind turbines, to submit monthly meter readings, join discussions and take part in events. In addition, it is a good way of seeing how your turbines are performing in comparison to others in the area.

Referred to as the Energy Islands, the Orkney archipelago, made up of 70 islands, is a fantastic base for the development of homegrown renewable technology. OREF both encourage the day to day use of renewables as well as the research and development into energy efficiency.

We look forward to being a part of this group in 2015 and recommend that you check out their website www.oref.co.uk