Capturing the glory of wind power

If it had proceeded, TasWind would have been bigger than Macarthur, pictured

One of the entries shows Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia

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.

She and the five regional winners were selected by an expert jury that included Recharge art director Simon Bogle.

“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.

winning picture is clearly taken at a crucial moment in the installation of a new wind turbine. Some of the entries are evidently from staff who are passionate about wind and their job, others show turbines blending into the landscape and coexisting with nature and the daily rhythm of rural life.”

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

wind far
ms, meet the experts, attend events, take actions and find out everything they want to know about wind energy.


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