Since 2000, the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF) has been an integral part of the development of a diverse and successful renewable energy industry in Orkney. As a membership organisation, OREF is open to businesses and individuals with an involvement or interest in Orkney’s renewable energy sector.
OREF aims to address strategic issues affecting Orkney’s renewables sector through focused collaboration with members, the local community, key stakeholders, and Orkney’s world-leading academic and research organisations.
OREF has done an assay on LEAF batteries three times; in January 2018, 2019 and March 2020. We can now see how car batteries are behaving and there are some interesting findings. OREF... Read More
Over the last decade Orkney has been through an unprecedented sequence of twists and turns that have had a profound influence upon the islands of Orkney. Many of these have also had a... Read More
On Tuesday May 5th, author Robin McAlpine of Common Weal presented highlights from their prospectus for change called ‘Our Common Home’ to a nearly 50 strong OREF virtual audience on TEAMS. Taking the audience... Read More
The Orkney Islands have been awarded €100,000 in the first ever EU RESPonsible Island Prize, funded by Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Following evaluation by an international panel of independent... Read More
On Tuesday 7th April 2020, OREF hosted a very successful online event on the topic of Hydrogen Ferries. In light of the current Covid-19 restrictions, we wanted to ensure continued engagement with our... Read More
A special open day, aimed at showcasing the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) Robert Rendall building in Stromness, is set to take place later this month. The facility, located on the... Read More
OREF invites interested local organisations and individuals to take part in the Sustainable Orkney Conference – a weekend of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussions; a chance to come together as a community to... Read More