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June 15 is Global Wind Day

June 14, 2013
Landsvirkjun´s two wind turbines at "Hafid"

Global Wind Day is celebrated around the world on saturday, June 15. The day is organized by the Global Wind Energy Council with the purpose of encouraging people around the world to get to know wind energy and its potential in increasing global use of renewable energy sources.

To celebrate the occasion Landsvirkjun welcomes visitors to its experimental wind mills at the "Hafid", a lava field north of Búrfell by route 32. Landsvirkjun's staff will receive guests on the site between 12:00 - 16:00 on Saturday.

The Landsvirkjun Visitor Centers at Búrfellsstöð, Kröflustöð and Végarður by Fljótsdalsstöð will also be open, opening hours and location can be found on our website,

About Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source.

Thousands of individuals are involved in the production of energy from the wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. Global Wind Day is the day when you can visit wind farms, meet experts, attend events, take actions to support wind energy and find out everything you want to know about wind energy.

The European Wind Energy Association – EWEA – and the Global Wind Energy Council – GWEC – coordinate the Global Wind Day through a network of partners. The day started as a European one in 2007 and went Global in 2009. On 15 June, hundreds of public events are organized all over the world. Learn more at

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