16 Jun 15 Communities Ireland

Knockaneden wind farm global wind day 2015, Ireland

Knockaneden wind farm welcomes pupils from three local schools

[caption id="attachment_4895" align="alignright" width="396"]knockaneden-wind-farm-global-wind-day-2015.001 Mainstream's Barry Nelson explains how a wind farm works[/caption] Knockaneden wind farm in Ireland, owned by Caherciveen Wind Ltd and operated by Mainstream Renewable Power, welcomed three local schools to the wind farm yesterday to celebrate Global Wind Day 2015. The pupils, from St. Finians, Filemore and Coars primary schools, were given a tour of the wind farm which has been in commercial operation since 2012. Mainstream staff provided the pupils with information on how the wind farm works as well as explaining the role that wind energy plays in Ireland. Speaking at the tour, Mainstream’s Operations Manager for Ireland Barry Nelson said: “We are delighted to welcome pupils from three local schools to the wind farm today. It was a great opportunity for the children to see the wind farm up close. We took them inside the wind turbines so they could get an understanding of how the wind, as an abundant and free energy source, transforms into electricity to power their homes.”   [caption id="attachment_4896" align="alignleft" width="199"]knockaneden-wind-farm-global-wind-day-2015.003 Mainstream's Alan McCarthy shows pupils inside a wind turbine[/caption] 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 reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.