ABO Wind is hosting an Open Day at Glenough Wind Farm offering guided tours across the wind farm, including the inside view of a turbine, as well as kids entertainment. Refreshments and light snacks are available. The event is the official opening of the facility and part of Global Wind Day 2012.
The wind farm was built last year by ABO Wind Ireland Limited and comprises 13 wind turbines each of 125m blade tip height and total collective installed capacity of 32.5 megawatt. The wind farm produces some 110,000 megawatt-hours annually without CO2 emissions – enough electricity for nearly 18,000 households.
The owner of the wind farm is ABO Invest AG, a German publicly quoted holding company, which operates wind power plants throughout Europe for the power generation from renewable energy sources. The shares are dealt at the Frankfurt stock-exchange. The shareholders are some thousand citizens, willing to contribute to a sustainable energy supply.
It is not possible to access the wind farm sites in private cars.
A bus transfer will be organised from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (every 20 min).
Car parking / Bus Pick-up Point: GAA Club Clonoulty / Rossmore, Hillview, Clonoulty, Tipperary, N: 52°36‘41.31“ W: 7°57‘23.44“