Wind turbines are typically designed to shut down when wind speed reaches a level which could result in damage to the turbine. In high windspeed and gale prone areas this means a regular curtailment of production. New developments allow reduced operation under these conditions rather than complete curtailment, with associated advantages for network stability and energy production.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has launched an #iheartwind campaign, celebrating people’s love for wind energy across South Africa.
The campaign is based on the international hashtag #iheartwind which encourages people from around the globe to participate. Please join our South African campaign using these 4 easy steps:
- Print the #iheartwind poster here
- Write why you love wind power
- Take a photo of yourself with the sign - (you can even get creative and take your photo in front of a wind farm, or with the child that you hope to protect from pollution)
- Post it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #iheartwind and @_sawea
- Upload it to our dedicated page at http://sawea.org.za/iheartwind-posts by using the form below.