Submitted by: Marktgemeinde Prellenkirchen
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Modern Information Center Added to Wind Park
The municipality of Prellenkirchen (Lower Austria) has implemented an information center for wind energy. Next to the largest wind park in the east of Austria, people have the opportunity to inform themselves about wind energy and renewable energy in general. Modern technology brings information more effectively to young and old. In 2003 an adventure exhibit was established; the venue is an old wine cellar combined with modern information technology. The interactive, exciting and age-based information is offered to kindergartens and schools. In cooperation with local tourism organizations, special programs have been developed for students and children; these programs focus on renewable energy and environmental protection. The wind park and the new extensive information center have made the town of Prellenkirchen synonymous with wind energy.