Wind Energy Facts

Wind turbine construction

  • Wind energy is a clean renewable energy source.
  • Wind energy is basically a transformed form of solar energy.
  • Wind energy is a pollution-free energy source; it produces no air or water pollution.
  • Wind energy is one of the most cost effective renewable energy sources.
  • One megawatt of wind energy equates to 2 600 fewer tons of carbon emissions, based on its comparison with coal fired energy generation.
  • Wind power is currently the fastest-growing source of electricity production in the world.
  • Unlike almost all other forms of energy, wind energy uses virtually no water.
  • Most wind farms are erected on private land.
  • Wind turbines can stand as tall as 200m.
  • Wind turbines generally produce energy when winds blow between 13km/h and 90 kilometres per hour, after which they stop operating.
  • Modern wind turbines produce 15 times more electricity than the typical wind turbine did in 1990.
  • Wind turbine operational costs are minimal once erected.
  • Wind energy is the one of the oldest forms of renewable energy generation, used since the time of ancient mariners sailing the world and to power windmills for the pumping of water and grinding of grain since 2000 BC.
  • Wind energy theory was discovered in 1919 by German physicist Albert Betz and published in his book Wind-Energie.

Monday 17/02/2014

  • 3 loads (incl. 3 blades) via route N2
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Tuesday 18/02/2014

  • 3 loads (incl. 3 blades) via route N2
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Wednesday 19/02/2014

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Thursday 20/02/2014

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Friday 21/02/2014

  • 3 loads (incl. 3 blades) via route N2
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Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm and will play a key role as the management company during operations.