June 15th of every year is observed as Global Wind Day to discover, encourage and create awareness about the renewable natural form of energy and the advantages of the use of wind energy like, reducing emission, improving air quality and generating employment.
The European Wind Energy Association(EWEA) established the Wind Day in 2007.
In 2009 the Day became a global event coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council(GWEC) and EWEA (now known as Wind Europe).
i.Various events and competitions will be conducted by Wind Europe and GWEC to promote wind energy such as photography, painting etc.
ii.In association with Wind Europe and GWEC, national wind energy associations and companies related to wind energy organise visits to onshore and offshore wind farms, information campaigns and demonstration of turbines etc. all around the world.
i.The fast growing wind energy sector in India is targeted to produce 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030 and by 2022 India will reach the target of producing 175 GW including 100 GW of solar energy, 60 GW of wind energy and 15 GW of other green energy sources.
ii.In India, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh are producing and utilizing most of the wind energy.
iii.Tamil Nadu produced 335.44 MW of wind energy & became the largest producer of wind energy in India in the year 2019-20(As on March 31, 2020).
iv.Around the world, more than 90 countries have adopted wind energy models and are generating wind energy and China tops the list of installed capacity with 237GW as of 2019.
CEO– Giles Dickson
CEO– Ben Backwell
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