Tomorrow the worldwide wind energy community will celebrate Global Wind Day. The event inaugurated as Wind Day in 2007 initially reached 18 countries in Europe, with a participation of around 35,000 people. The main idea behind this celebration was to coordinate events organised by wind energy associations and companies active in the wind energy field in Europe. Today Global Wind Day is a worldwide event held each year on June 15. It is organised by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council.
At BalticWind.EU we also plan to join the celebrations by sharing important news related to our future development plans. But before tomorrow comes, we would like to invite you to enjoy our review of the most interesting initiatives, that were part of the Global Wind Day campaign in previous years.
- The international photo competition “Future Wind“. The competition received over 600 photos from more than 50 countries in 2019.
- In 2020 Astrid Knie performed the world’s first acrobatics performance on a wind turbine blade, which took place in Austria.
- In 2019 Ørsted UK produced an explainer video on how offshore wind farms work.
- In 2020 FEE (France Énergie Éolienne / France Wind Energy) invited their social media followers to discover wind power through the artistic works of women and men for whom the wind is an infinite source of inspiration.
- In 2020 DNV Energy shared a video with their expert – Peter Brun about the current economic downturn caused by the pandemic & assesses the outlook for the globe.
- GWEC CEO organised a special live Webinar in celebration of the Global Wind Day to discuss the industry’s potential to create social and economic benefits
- In 2019 Polish Wind Energy Association organised a charity run “Run Like The Wind”. The money raised was donated to “Podaruj Oddech” (“The Gift of Breath”) Foundation, helping people with cystic fibrosis.
Global Wind Day is an excellent example of how an industry can build a strong and well-heard communication channel reaching a wide audience with a worldwide campaign. We are curious to see what tomorrow will bring, but we are sure that the creativity of the wind energy industry will not disappoint this year either.We will certainly be covering the day’s events and announcements on BalticWind.EU