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Global Wind Day

June 15, 2019

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of June, repeating indefinitely

Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Wind turbines north of Fifthian, Illinois on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th of 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.

Some fun facts about wind energy:

  • Wind energy has been in use since 2000BC. The first modern turbine was built in the 1940s
  • Wind turbine blades can reach speeds of over 200 mph at the tip
  • 1MW of wind energy can offset 2,600 tons of CO2
  • The US generates more wind energy than any other county

Take the Wind Energy Quiz


Sources

35 Facts on Wind Energy

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power – Energy.gov

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