Global Wind Day
15th of June 2021
Wind energy has been around for thousands of years! Early windmills were used to pump water or crush grain. Now we are using wind energy to generate electricity. Wind energy has a huge potential, the only downfall is the intermittence of the energy electricity production, when the wind isn't blowing the turbines are idle. This is why we need other renewables and battery storage.
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. It is organised by WindEurope and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council). It is a day when wind energy is celebrated, information is exchanged and adults and children find out about wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to change the world.
According to Project Drawdown 'The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming' onshore wind turbines are ranked #2 top solution while offshore wind turbines ranked at #22. The reason why onshore ranks higher than offshore is because whilst offshore turbines are typically exposed to a more consistent and stronger wind, they are also substantially more difficult and expensive to set up and maintain. Then there is Micro Wind Turbines which can generate clean electricity in diverse locations, from urban centres to rural areas without access to centralised grids.
I almost forgot to mention home installed wind turbines!
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