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Global Wind Day
June 15, 2017
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of June, repeating indefinitely
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