Wind is Empowering the World
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th June. Global Wind Day 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.
Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the world with over $100 billion invested in 2015.
In the EU alone, the wind industry installed more than gas and coal combined last year with enough cumulative installed capacity to meet 11.4% of the region’s electricity consumption, equivalent to powering 87 million households.
Global Wind Day is a coordinated action between WindEurope (formerly EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council and national associations to introduce the general public to wind energy through a series of activities.
With over 25 years’ experience and over 900 wind turbines installed worldwide, Vergnet continues to lead the way in renewable energy solutions and is proud to support global industry awareness initiatives like Global Wind Day.
Furthermore, it has been an important year for the industry following the Paris COP21 agreement in December when saw 195 nations collectively addressed combat climate change.
Vergnet’s Wind Energy
This Global Wind Day, Vergnet would like to reflect on how wind power is providing much-needed power for our growing global population.
Vergnet’s Ashegoda Wind Farm in Ethiopia is the biggest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa. It benefits over 3 million people in the region through renewable solutions producing 120 MW.
This wind energy case study demonstrates the power of renewable energy to tackle energy challenges faced in sub-Saharan Africa, including isolation and extreme climatic conditions.
As a global leader in wind energy solutions, Vergnet works with partners and developers around the world to deliver industry-leading wind energy projects.
You can read more about wind energy solutions in our case studies.
Developing reliable, adaptable and affordable solutions that cut energy costs and carbon emissions is at the heart of everything we do and that is why we are once again proud to support Global Wind Day.