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