Capturing the glory of wind power
Wind energy is much more than just technology. It captures the imagination, inspires and fascinates.
This was clearly demonstrated in the 1,000 photographs submitted from 67 countries to this year’s Global Wind Day photo competition, run by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Canadian photographer Joan Sullivan claimed the top prize of a €1,000 ($1,320) Amazon voucher for her shot, below, of a turbine tower under construction at Quebec’s Mont Louis wind farm.
“With this year’s photo competition, we have been particularly impressed with the number of entries and the wide geographical spread of submissions,” says Julian Scola, communications director at EWEA. “This shows wind energy is recognised worldwide as a symbol of clean and sustainable energy and that the technology has a symbolic and aesthetic value in itself.
Global Wind Day is held annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. Anyone can visit