French composer Jean Michel Jarre made a guest appearance at both the Global Windpower and SER conferences to appeal for support for his latest project, a "cultural concept" on the theme of wind to be given its first performance in a wind farm in Denmark and subsequently performed in wind farms throughout the world. Wind, says Jarre, will be used to power the sound systems and the aim of the concert will be to raise awareness of the potential for wind energy. "I've always felt close to environmental issues," the composer told delegates, "and particularly wind energy. It has a kind of magic but it is still very abstract." Jarre, who has sold 55 million albums worldwide and whose concerts have attracted huge audiences, says he has raised about 60% of the project's estimated EUR 3 million budget. The venue in Denmark, at the Gammel Vrå Enge wind power station near the city of Aalborg, has room for an audience of 50,000. The concert will also be broadcast live to a television audience in 40-50 countries, says Jarre.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol