Organized by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind Day promotes awareness of wind energy worldwide, inviting the public to celebrate wind power as a near-term solution to global climate change and a driver for economic growth in local communities.
The Global Wind Energy Council website states that last year more than 300 Global Wind Day events were held in 35 countries from China to the Czech Republic to Canada. "Global Wind Day is a fantastic opportunity for people to participate in wind energy events and ask all the questions they may have about it. People will be able to see for themselves how it works and what the benefits are," said Christian Kjaer, chief executive officer of EWEA.
The annual Tweet-Up is also cause to celebrate several other recently announced milestones for Second Wind. Its Triton Wind Profiler system has amassed more than 900,000 hours of global wind data and will hit the one-million-hour mark in just a few weeks. The company is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and Second Wind also recently sold its 10,000th Nomad wind resource data logger. Nomad units are deployed in 50 countries and on seven continents, from the Arctic to Antarctica, with each unit compiling data from as many as 20 weather sensors.
"We have lots to celebrate and Global Wind Day gives us one more reason to be proud of the work we do to measure and assess wind power. Our ‘Chirps to Tweets’ Tweet-Up last year was a great success and validated the enthusiasm we have for wind power not only locally here in Boston, but around the world," said Second Wind General Manager Susan Giordano. "We need to use every channel we can to get the word out about the benefits and growth of the wind power industry and social media is a critical component of our communications strategy."
Global Wind Day is also a great follow up to the successful WINDPOWER trade show held in Dallas last month and sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA.) "Global Wind Day is a great opportunity to underscore that wind works because it is vital to our nation’s economic, energy, and environmental security," said Denise Bode, CEO of AWEA. "We hope to encourage more citizens to get involved in the campaign to increase America’s use of wind energy and to call on Congress to pass a strong national Renewable Electricity Standard as part of energy and climate legislation."
Second Wind develops wind measurement systems that make wind power pay off for consumers, investors and the environment. The company’s technology provides wind farm developers with the bankable wind data they need to plan, finance and operate highly efficient wind generation facilities. Second Wind’s systems are making wind farm development profitable in 50 countries on seven continents. Second Wind’s systems include the wind industry’s leading remote sensing system, wind data logger and web-based data service.