Lamma Winds is a 71-metres tall wind turbine in Tai Ling, Lamma Island. It is owned by Hongkong Electric and began operating in February 2006. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and was built to acquire knowledge in the design, construction and operation of wind turbines, as well as to heighten the public's awareness of renewable energy and its advantages.
The wind turbine was erected in Tai Ling in Lamma Island because it is one of the most windy locations in Hong Kong with average wind velocity of 5.5 m/s. The 800 kilowatts turbine provides more than 100 kW of power to Lamma Island and Hong Kong Island.
To fully meet its objective of educating the public about the advantages of harnessing renewable sources of energy, Lamma Winds is open to visitors who are interested to know more about green energy. At the base of the Lamma Winds is an exhibition centre which is open from 7 AM to 6 PM everyday, including weekends and holidays.
The exhibition centre provides visitors with real-time data on the performance of the wind turbine, including its wind velocity, power output, total amounts of electricity generated and carbon dioxide reduced to date. The displays also discuss the different types of renewable energy, their benefits and how they can be used in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
To get to Lamma Winds, take ferry from Central Outlying Ferry or Aberdeen Promenade Pier to Yung Shue Wan. From Yung Shue Wan ferry pier, the exhibition centre is only accessible by foot that will take about 45 minutes.
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