Midlands Science is delighted to team up with Energia to celebrate Global Wind Day 2021. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.
As part of the Global Wind Day celebrations, Midlands Science worked with local schools to gather a number of questions for Aoife McCabe from Donegal Town, who became a mini-reporter for a day and investigated wind energy at Meenadreen wind farm.
Some of the questions submitted included; Where are the windmills made and how long does it take to build one? What is the highest speed the wind turbines can go? Do wind turbines play a part in combatting climate change? How big are turbines compared to humans?
Global Wind Day is organised by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and national associations. This day was introduced to create awareness of the benefits of wind energy for the general public. #staycurious #globalwindday #positiveenergy