Global Wind Day 15 June

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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 change our world.

It is also a day for discovery of the work that has already begun by pioneers around the Global WInd Day 2012world. In more than 80 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source.

Thousands of individuals are involved in the production of energy from the wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. Global Wind Day is the day when you can visit wind farms, meet experts, attend events and find out everything you want to know about wind energy.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) coordinate the Global Wind Day through a network of partners. The day started as a European one in 2007 and went Global in 2009. On 15 June, a wide range of public events are organised all over the world.

Watch the GWD  2015 video message from Steve Sawyer, CEO GWEC

 

Events around the world

Some selected events (ongoing updates)

EventLocationDate
CanWEA’s 2nd AnnualGolf Tournament Ontario, Canada15 June
Global Wind Day initiative (photo campaign)South Africa15 June
Wind Day 5X5 Soccer "AIOLOS"Athens, Greece14 June
Wind Day Art competitionGreecedeadline - June
Wind park visitsGreeceJune
Wind Day Public DayAthens, Greece15 June
GWD Press conferenceAthens, Greece15 June
Global Wind Day eventsAustria9 May-29 Aug
Wind farm & museum visitsUnited Kingdom10-16 June
Global Wind Day eventsTurkey15 June
Wind Turbine Industry SeminarJapan15 June
Other Global Wind Day eventsJapan29 Mar - 26 Jul
Global Wind Day activities
for general public
Iran12 June
Iranian Wind Energy ConferenceTehran, Iran15 June
Global Wind Day with MAHAK
society
(Supporting children suffreng from Cancer)
Tehran, Iran18 June
Global Wind Day Activities in Ahvaz, Iran Ahvaz, Iran 15 June
Global Wind Day awareness campaign for school students and teachersVelachery, India15 June

See the events in Europe

Story of the week

Japan

The 8th Global Wind Day event was held in Yokohama on 13 June featuring the oldest traditional GWD event outside Europe. Over 150 participants  visited both the 2.4 MW  MWT100 turbine at Mitsubishi Factory and the Vestas 2 MW V80 turbine owned by Yokohama city and learned more about wind power technology.

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Turkey

Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB) has been very active in promoting Global Wind Day 2015. It launched a photo and a painting competition and asked the Turkish children and adults to submit their artwork. Now the contests have finished, and the winners awarded. Check out the wonderful results!

Winner photos

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 Winner paintings

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