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2016

High School Students Visit Folkecenter

By Daniele Pagani

21.09.2016

 

Nordic Folkecenter is not only a destination for energy experts, but it is also visited by many peoplewho are not in the energy sector, yet.

This is the case of one of the last visits the center has received: on the 19 th of September, three high-school students from Silkeborg came to Folkecenter for learning about renewable energy. Mikkel,Frederik and Kristian, these are their names, are 15 years old and are attending the Virklund Skolein Silkeborg. The reason for them to visit Folkecenter lies in the fact that they have received anassignment by their teachers, for which they should make a research on renewable energy, in thespecific in solar and wind energy. After a search on Internet, they found Nordic Folkecenter and,therefore, they decided to get in contact with it.

Nordic Folkecenter is always positive in welcoming people that want to know more aboutrenewable energies, regardless of their previous knowledge or occupation. Guided tours can beorganized both for small and large groups; furthermore, tours around the energy facilities in the Thyregion can also be arranged.

Please, contact info@folkecenter.dk if you want to book a tour.

 

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When They Come Back…

By Daniele Pagani

02.09.2016

Yesterday, on the 1st of September, Nordic Folkecenter received a visit from Sjouke Ritsema (the Netherlands, 28), who was a trainee in the center in 2011.

Sjouke came to Folkecenter for making an internship during his education as Industrial Product Designer, which took place in the Netherlands. As long as he arrived to the center, he realized that the place was something different from what he could have found somewhere else: the atmosphere was very friendly and there was a lot of attention in “hands on experience”. After some weeks of acclimatization, he was put into a group with another trainee from Germany, with whom he focused on wind energy.

The first project the two students were involved into was related to the technology transfer programme that Folkecenter has since many years, which has delivered windmills in several parts of the world. The project in question consisted in analyzing all the drawings of a 150 kW 1980s turbine, updating them with modern components and digitalizing the entire material, so that 3D models could be drawn on the computer. Therefore, the students had to get in contact with several component suppliers, aspect which was facilitated by the large network that Folkecenter has.

The second project was even more “hands on experience”: the students had to design a 5.5 kW turbine in a way so that it could be used as a model for companies who wanted to get in the wind turbines business.

“During my 7 months at Folkecenter I have learned a lot, not only from the technical side, but also for what concerns the social aspects related to the installation of wind turbines on the local area” said Sjouke. He is very satisfied of the experience, and he will use this knowledge for his future: in fact, after working for some years in Triple Solar, a company producing solar collectors and PVs, he founded his own company, together with three friends. The company, which produces small windmills, has already provided some satisfaction to the owners and looks very promising. Being a start-up, it is always important to know which technology developments are available, and that was exactly the reason for his trip in the Folkecenter's surroundings.

Sjouke is only one of the cases of Folkecenter's trainees who built their career around renewable energy topics: other former trainees are now experts in a particular renewable technology, professors in universities and, as Sjouke, entrepreneurs in the renewable energy field.

 

 

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Solar Power Expert Explains his Achievements in Mali Folkecenter

By Daniele Pagani

29.08.2016

On the 23rd of August 2016, Nordic Folkecenter had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Ibrahim Togola, who is an expert in the solar energy field and, at the same time, the founder and director of the Mali Folkecenter (MFC).

Dr. Togola holds a Master of Engineering from the State Polytechnic University in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) and is travelling around Europe for meeting potential business partners for the Folkecenter he is chairman of. Despite being very busy, he found Ibrahim_Togola_1some hours to visit Nordic Folkecenter, a place to which he is strongly related, since it was the location of his internship in 1997. 

 As part of his visit, Dr. Togola gave a presentation to Folkecenter's trainees and staff regarding MFC's activities and successes: the center was established in late 1998, following an invitation from the Malian President, Alpha Oumar Konare and with the support

of Nordic Folkecenter, to which it is still connected. Dr. Togola has been the regional director for Mali since then.

The center has been very active in bringing improvements to rural areas in Mali: thanks to it, now more than 50 000 inhabitants have access to electricity by mean of solar energy, and, in the following years,Ibrahim_Togola2 the center expects to provide the same situation for other 20 000 people. MFC does not collaborate with large cities, which usually have sufficient resources, but it focuses more on small villages, where the majority of people in Mali live.

The average consumption for a household, in this villages, is approximately 240 kWh per year (657 Wh/day), which is sufficient for powering three bulbs and a phone or a computer. The cost of electricity, for a household, is approximately 5 USD per month (0.25 $/kWh) and it can now be controlled thanks to some Danish smart-meters (Kamstrup) which are installed in the houses. The investment for such meters and for connecting to the network is approximately 80 USD, and there are subsidies available for families that can not afford one.

MFC was also part of the “Light over Africa” project, together with Nordic Folkecenter. You can find the book describing the project here.

More information on Mali Folkecenter's activities can be found here.

 


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French Law Student Researching about Wind Energy in Denmark Makes a Stop at Folkecenter

The Story of Caroline Paré, our Latest and very Young Visitor

By Daniele Pagani
23.08.2016

Caroline is a 19 year-old French student at Angers University Faculty of Law. She has been travelling around Denmark for two months with one main purpose: to learn about the political and economic aspects of wind energy.

Behind the reasons of this research there is Caroline's conviction that “the world needs a larger share of renewable energy than what it has now” and, therefore, she decided to come to Denmark, one of the leading countries in wind energy.

Caroline got funds for her travelling expenses from a French program, which every year provides grants to 100 students aged 16-20 to travel alone in the world for one month or more, while researching on a certain topic. In addition, she also received economic support from her community and from a crowd-founding campaign.

The main stops of the trip were Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus, Aalborg and, of course, Nordic Folkecenter, which is a must-see for those that want to know more about wind energy and its applications. According to Caroline, “Folkecenter is one of the main organizations in Denmark focused on renewable energy” and,therefore, it was an “unmissable stop” in her trip around the country. Caroline will stay at the center up to 24 August, when she is going back to Copenhagen for visiting the Middlegrunden (the cooperative-owned offshore wind farm) and where she is planning to meet some representatives from Vestas. After that, she is travelling back to France.

Once back home Caroline is going to submit a report summarizing Danish policies for wind energy. The results of her research will then be presented in a series of conferences, which will be held in schools and in youth organizations in France. She expects that France will benefit from this research, and the knowledge about opportunities and challenges related to wind energy.

Close to her return date, Caroline is happy of having come to Denmark and very satisfied with the experience. “This trip will be very important for my future career because I will look at my studies in a completely different way, and I will try to combine them with the renewable energy field” she says. Furthermore, she is convinced that her nation might also benefit from this research, since there will be some data available on the advantages, but also the problems, that the renewable energy industry can give to the society.

 

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2015

Stepping School

May 2015

Stepping School from Kolding municipallity visited Thursday May 21 2015 Nordic Folkecenter


About 100 pupils in the age 6 – 12 learned about renewable energy and energy savings as part of their subject energy and environment.

Learn more about Stepping School

 

Stepping School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Stepping School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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University College Nordjylland

March 2015

 University College Nordjylland visited March 19 2015 Folkecenter with a group of about 50 students.

The students were both Danes and foreigners from most of Europe.

Learn more about University College Nordjylland.

 

University College Nordjylland visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

University College Nordjylland visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Silkeborg Technical School

February 2015

A group of blacksmith students from Silkeborg Technical School visited Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Nordic Folkecenter to see and hear about renewable energy.

Learn more about Silkeborg Technical School.

 

Silkeborg Technical School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Tingvoll sol og bioenergisenter

February 2015

 Wednesday and Thursday February 11 and 12 2015 did Folkecenter get a visit from Norway. The Norwegians wanted to get inspiration for their daily work since they all work with renewable energy.

The Norwegians are working for Tingvoll sol og bioenergisenter. Learn more about Tingvoll sol og bioenergisenter

 

Tingvoll sol og bioenergisenter visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Tingvoll sol og bioenergisenter visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Energy Technology Students

January 2015

A group that study energy technology visited Tuesday January 13 2015 Folkecenter


The students are studying at University College Nordjylland in Aalborg, but this day they were at Folkecenter to get practical experience with installation of solar cells at different types of roofs.

Learn more about the education in energy technology.

 

Energy Technology students from UCN visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Energy Technology students from UCN visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Energy Technology students from UCN visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Farstrup School

January 2015

Farstrup School visited January 15 2015 Nordic Folkecenter


The students got a guided tour and saw different kinds of renewable energy at a cold and windy January day.

Learn more about Farstrup School.

 

Farstrup School visit Nordic Folkecenter

Farstrup School visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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2014

Humlum School

November 2014

Humlum school came to visit Nordic Folkecenter Thursday November 20 with a group of pupils Humlum school was on a guided tour and saw different kinds of renewable energy and after that did they eat lunch at Folkecenter. Learn more about Humlum school.

 

Humlum school visits Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Humlum school visits Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

Humlum school visits Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Three Visits at Folkecenter

November 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, we had visits from three different groups, all of whom wanted to know more about renewable energy and energy savings


Onsild Continuation School
The first group consisted of a class from Onsild Continuation School. The students had arranged a tour to Thy in order to look at the many different renewable energy installations that are in the area.

Read more about Onsild Continuation School

Silkeborg Technical College
Silkeborg Technical College has several times been at Nordic Folkecenter to experience renewable energy in practice.

Learn more about Silkeborg Technical College.
Aalborg University

Finally, a group of students on the MSc in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management at Aalborg University had a tour at Folkecenter with an English-speaking group.

Read more about Aalborg University  

Three visits at Nordic Folkecenter

Silkeborg Technical College visit Folkecenter.

Three visits at Nordic Folkecenter

 

Three visits at Nordic Folkecenter

Aalborg University visit Folkecenter.

Three visits at Nordic Folkecenter

 

Three visits at Nordic Folkecenter

Onsild Continaution School visit Folkecenter.


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Visit of wind veterans

November 2014

    
Folkecenter was visited October 28 by three engineers from Aarhus, who had expressed a particular interest in seeing the vertical axis wind turbines, which are tested at Folkecenter's test station for small wind turbines.

They were shown around by the responsible engineer for the test station, Tonny Brink (far right). In the small delegation also attended a pioneer in wind power engineering Benny Bjergbaek, (no. 2 from the left).

The other participants are also retired engineers. Benny was around 1980 part of the locally so-called Godrum project and produced a 22 kW Smedemester wind turbine, which was set up by Hampen near Silkeborg.

It was a type of wind turbine, which was engineering designed by the forerunner of Folkecenter, NIVE. Design by independent suppliers of wings, control tower, etc. was of great importance for the subsequent, highly successful Danish wind turbine industry.
 

Visit of wind veterans at Nordic Folkecenter

 

Visit of wind veterans at Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Asmildkloster Agricultural School

October 2014

Asmildkloster agricultural school visited Thursday October 28 the Thy region in order to experience renewable energy 


At first the students from Asmildkloster visited the national testcenter for large wind turbines in Oesterild and then a farm biogas plant in Nors.

Finally did the students visit Nordic Folkecenter in order to see renewable energy in general.

Learn more about Asmildkloster agricultural school

 

Asmildkloster agricultural school visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Asmildkloster agricultural school visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

October 2014

A group from the Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklung based in eastern Germany visited on Friday and Saturday October 17 and 18 Nordic Folkecenter


Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklung is an NGO that was founded in 2001 with the aim of promoting sustainable development.

The group was given a tour at Folkecenter and they were also on a field trip to Hanstholm heating plant, where they saw a 10 MW electric boiler, which is used to convert wind energy into heat.

This allows power from wind turbines to be stored as heat instead of being sold cheaply in periods when there is a surplus of power.

44 local CHP plants in Denmark have installed electric boilers with a total capacity of approximately 405 MW (October 2014).
Hanstholm District Heating Plant
District heating in Hanstholm come from six different sources: Electric boiler, gas boilers, gas engines, heat pumps, bio-oil and residual heat from the fishing industry. In 2015, an additional wood chip installation will be in use.

Share of energy in Hanstholm District Heating Plant
Heat pumps, bio-oil: 56.2 percent

Residual heat from industry: 29.8 percent

Electric boiler: 12 percent

Natural Gas Engine: 1.1 percent

Natural gas boiler: 0.9 percent

In 2015 wood chip boiler of 4.7 MW
 

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Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklung visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklung visit Nordic Folkecenter and Hanstholm District Heating Plant

Electric boiler at Hanstholm District Heating.


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Sevel Senior Club

October 2014

Sevel Senior Club visited Thursday October 9 2014 Nordic Folkecenter to get inspiration for energy savings by using renewable energy.

Sevel is a very active village with many associations and a large local commitment.

Learn more about Sevel.

Sevel Senior Club visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Sevel Senior Club visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Hanstholm Asylum Center

October 2014

Hanstholm Asylum Center visited Tuesday October 7 2014 Nordic Folkecenter to see and learn about the possibilities for renewable energy and energy savings.

Learn more about Hanstholm Asylum Center.

Hanstholm Asylum Center visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Hanstholm Asylum Center visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Farstrup School

October 2014

 Farstrup school visited Wednesday October 1 2014 Nordic Folkecenter. The students saw different kinds of renewable energy and energy savings.

Learn more about Farstrup school.


 

Farstrup school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Farstrup school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Wind Turbine Operator Education

August 2014
 

Skjern Technical College visited Monday, August 18, 2014 Nordic Folkecenter with a team from the wind turbine operator education


The Wind Turbine Operator program is a 2 year vocational training targeted people who want to work on a wind turbine factory.

Students in the program are in the age group 20 - 50 years. These are typically people who for years have worked as unskilled at a wind turbine factory or they come from completely different industries, but want a future in the wind turbine production.

Apprenticeship training is a combination of approximately 30 weeks of schooling and practice at home in the factory.

During the training they will be able to get around large parts of the company.   
A teacher from the wind turbine operator training said that they have had a great day and would like to repeat the visit with current and future teams.

The tour included:

Future energy

Sustainability

The future of wind energy, including small wind turbines versus investing in large turbines,

Wind turbine story

New sources of energy

Read more about wind turbine operator training at Skjern Technical College  

The wind turbine operator education visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The wind turbine operator education visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.



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Japanese Group

June 2014

 Tuesday June 24 Folkecenter was visited by a Japanese group. The got a lecture by former director Preben Maegaard and then a guided tour at Folkecenter.

After the visit at Folkecenter did the Japanese group go to visit a district heating plant in Oernhoej and a biogas plant in Lemvig.

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter


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Meister Consultants Group

June 2014

Wednesday June 11 2014 visited a group from America Nordic Folkecenter. The group was at a study tour in Germany and Denmark in order to study renewable energy.

The Americans wanted to learn about technology and politics regarding renewable energy that could inspire and perhaps be transferred to USA. Learn more about Meister Consultants Group


Meister Consultants Group visit Nordic Folkecenter

Meister Consultants Group visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Group from South Funen

June 2014

A group from South Funen visited Wednesday June 4 2014 Nordic Folkecenter. The group got a guided tour at Folkecenter on a beautiful summer day.

 

Group from South Funen visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Simpson College, Iowa

May 2014

Sunday May 11 did a group from Simpson College in Iowa from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science visit Nordic Folkecenter
The visit began with a guided tour at Nordic Folkecenter and thereafter did the group go to Folkecenter's wind turbine in Hanstholm, which it is possible to climb. Thereafter visited the group a biogas plant at a farm and finally The National Danish Center for Big Wind Turbines in Oesterild. Learn more about Simpson College Iowa  

Simpson College, Iowa visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Simpson College, Iowa visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Hvidebaek School

May 2014

A group of 8th grade students from Hvidebaek school was at an excursion and in that occasion at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter. See the Hvidebaek school website

 

Hvidebaek school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Hvidebaek school visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Vordingborg School

April 2014

A 10th grade from Vordingborg school was April 23-25 April 2014, at a school camp at Folkecenter


Vordingborg school were first given a guided tour at Folkecenter and the day after the students were working in groups in the morning and in the afternoon there was a bus ride to Folkecenter's wind turbine in Hanstholm which the students had the opportunity to climb.

The group work focused on hydrogen, wind, solar, e-mobility and technology for developing countries.

 

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Students were given the opportunity to try electric bicycles.

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Education in hydrogen technology.

 


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Nordsolar

April 2014

Nordsolar is an association of solar installers in the north of Germany

Nordsolar has more than 40 members and over 30 years of experience in solar technology (both solar thermal and photovoltaic).

Nordsolar has been around for over 20 years and twice a year, meetings are held where members share their experiences.

Nordsolar is a member of the German solar association BSW, which work together to influence the political development of Germany in favor of solar energy. ù
Almost every year organizes Nordsolar "Nordsolar Tour" to learn more about solar technology in other countries in Europe.

On their trips they visit group retailers, manufacturers, installers and associations. The Nordsolar group has previously visited Portugal, Spain, Mallorca, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Malta, Turkey and England.

This year the group decided to visit Denmark and including among others Folkecenter.
 

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Nordsolar visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Nordsolar visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Sandmoseskolen

March 2014

 

Sandmoseskolen visited Nordic Folkecenter Tuesday March 25 2014

Sandmoseskolen educates gartners and greenkeepers and as part of these educations they give a course called: “Environment and biological conditions in green plants”.

As part of the education do the students visit Nordic Folkecenter to experience renewable energy and energy savings in real life.

Learn more about Sandmose skolen

 

Sandmoseskolen visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Sandmoseskolen visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Hanstholm Asylcenter

March 2014

Hanstholm Asylcenter visited Thursday March 6 2014 Nordic Folkecenter with a group of nine asylum seekers

Hanstholm Asylcenter often comes to visit Folkecenter in order to demonstrate renewable energy and energy savings to the asylum seekers.

Learn further about Hanstholm Asylcenter

 

Hanstholm Asylcenter visit Nordic Folkecenter


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University of Flensburg

February 2014

Wednesday February 19 2014 was Nordic Folkecenter visited by agoup from Flensburg University and the German Engineer Association VDI 

The group was at a study trip to Denmark and came in this occasion to Folkecenter in order to study the different forms of renewable energy technologies.

Learn further about
University of Flensburg VDI - German Engineers Association

 

Flensburg University and VDI - German Engineer Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

Flensburg University and VDI - German Engineer Association visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Skivehus skole

February 2014


52 pupils from 8th grade at Skivehus school visited February 5 Nordic Folkecenter

The pupils had had a theme about energy and came to Nordic Folkecenter to get a guided tour and general knowledge about renewable energy. Visit the website for Skivehus skole

 

Skivehus skole visit Nordic Folkecenter

Skivehus skole has pv on the roofs.


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Under One Roof

January 2014

 
Thursday January 16 2014 was Folkecenter visited by the company Under One Roof Global

Under One Roof is a newly established company that aims to provide affordable and environmentally friendly housing for countries with growing economies.
Under One Roof was at Folkecenter to learn about off-grid solutions for homes and small communities, that is, to home/villages/urban areas that can be self-sufficient in electricity and heat using solar cells, solar thermal, small wind turbines, etc.


Under One Roof visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Under One Roof visit Nordic Folkecenter.

 


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2013

Teknisk skole Silkeborg

December 2013

Monday December 9, 2013 did Technical College Silkeborg visit Nordic Folkecenter. The students from the technical college learned about the energy supply of the future, which will come from different sources of renewable energy.

Learn more about Technical College Silkeborg.

 

Technical College Silkeborg visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

Technical College Silkeborg visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Visit from University of Lund

November 2013


A group of students from University of Lund visited Monday November 25 2013 Nordic Folkecenter


The visit was arranged by Thisted municipality. Therefore the visit started with a presentation of Thisted municipality by René Oestergaard, who is a project leader in the municipality. After the presentation there was a guided tour at Folkecenter and the students tried among other things electric bikes.

See the presentation Welcome to Thisted - a climate friendly region Learn more about University of Lund 
   

Visit from University of Lund, Nordic Folkecenter

 

Visit from University of Lund, Nordic Folkecenter

 

Visit from University of Lund, Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Study visit from Indonesia

November 2013

A group from Indonesia was November 23 – 24 2013 at a study visit at Folkecenter in order to learn about small wind turbines


The German NGO Artefact had arranged a study visit in Denmark for an Indonesian group that should learn more about small wind turbines. The group was first given a guided tour at Folkecenter with a focus on the test station for small wind turbines.

Afterwards there was an excursion to the local producer of small wind turbines, Thymoellen.

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Study visit from Indonesia at Nordic Folkecenter

 

Study visit from Indonesia at Nordic Folkecenter


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Hanstholm Asylum Center

October 2013

Hanstholm Asylum Center visited Tuesday October 29 2013 Nordic Folkecenter


The people at Hanstholm Asylum Center have to learn about the Danish society and therefore they often visit Nordic Folkecenter.

Learn further about Hanstholm Asylum Center.

Hanstholm Asylum Center visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Aalborg University

October 2013

 

A group from Aalborg University visited Thursday October 24 2013 Nordic Folkecenter


The students from Aalborg University visited first Nordic Folkecenter where they saw different forms of renewable energy and later they went to Hanstholm to visit DanWec where they learned about wave energy.

Read further about Aalborg University Read further about DanWec

Aalborg University visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Aalborg University visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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AOF Skive

October 2013

Thursdag October 17 2013 did AOF Skive visit Nordic Folkecenter


The students from AOF Skive saw solar cells, wind turbines, organic cleaning of waste water and much more related to renewable energy.
Learn further about AOF Skive.

 

AOF Skive visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

AOF Skive visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

 


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KaosPilots

October 2013

A groups of KaosPilot students visited Folkecenter Saturday September 21.
Here is an email they wrote to us


Dear Jane,
It was a real pleasure meeting you and Preben at Folkecenter. 

Thank you for the very warm hospitality and enlightening tour. 

The KaosPilots students, Rebecca, Andy, Haotian and I are all very interested in renewable energy and finding ways to build more sustainable communities. Therefore, we drove from Aarhus to Thisted to visit and learn about the Folkecenter.
 
We really enjoyed the tours and were fascinated by the wind and solar testing/learning labs you set up for everyone's benefit. 

It was also very interesting to hearyour observations on renewable energy in terms of traditional energy usage, cultural differences, policy making and individual mindsets.  The fact that the inhabitants of Thisted took advantage of your lead and built a self-sufficient community is a testimony to your work.
We are also happy to see that Folkecenter acts as a beacon all around the world, sharing this important message and the technologies that go with it.
Preben's stories from North Korea were particularly captivating.

Thank you again for sharing your very special place in the world with us and we hope to visit again in the future.

All the best,

Robert, Rebecca, Andy, Haotian

P.S. I also posted about the trip on our Green Idea House site. Read further about the education for KaosPilot.

 


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Fredrikshavn Housing Association

September 2013

 

Frederikshavn housing association representative was on Saturday 28 September on a trip to the Nordic Folkecenter


On the way to the Nordic Folkecenter so that they include test center for offshore wind turbines in Oesterild and National Park Thy.

Frederikshavn housing association energy renovating in a big way and has in general a very ambitious energy policy. 

Read more about Frederikshavn Housing Association.


 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter.

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Frederikshavn Housing Association visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Svankjaer Continuation School

September 2013

Tuesday September 3 2013 did Svankjaer Continuation School visit Nordic Folkecenter in order to learn about different kinds of renewable energy.

Learn further about Svankjaer Continuation School


Svankjaer Continuation School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Svankjaer Continuation School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Wind Turbine Operators

August 2013

20 people from the wind turbine operator education visited on Monday 26 August 2013 Nordic Folkecenter as part of their training


The goal of the education for wind turbine operator is to get a broad knowledge of all components in a wind turbine. Wind turbine operators are working primarily with assembly of various components for wind turbines, such as hydraulic and electrical circuits. 

Training as a wind turbine operator takes 2 years and is practical as well as theoretical. Read more about training for wind turbine operator at Education Center  Ringkoebing – Skjern.

 

Wind Turbine Operator Training at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Wind Turbine Operator Training at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.
 

Wind Turbine Operator Training at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Martec

May 2013

A group from Martec was Friday the 24th May visiting Folkecenter as part of their education. Martec in Frederikshavn is a training center for maritime training programs such as engineers.  

Moreover, one can at Martec be trained as energy technologist which is a 2 year education that train people in how to conduct technical energy saving measures in homes and industry. Learn more about Martec

Martec Frederikshavn visit Nordic Folkecenter

Martec visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Hurup school

April 2013

Hurup school visited in week 17 and 18 2013 Nordic Folkecenter with several groups. Hurup school has an exchange program with a school in Spain and a group of students from Mallorca therefore visited Folkecenter.

Learn more about Hurup school

 

Hurup school with Spanish exchange students visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Hurup school with Spanish exchange students visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Oester Joelby Friskole

April 2013

Oester Joelby school visited Wednesday April 24 2013 Nordic Folkecenter

Oester Joelby schools 6 and 7 grade were guided at Folkecenter and saw different types of renewable energy and possibilities for energy savings.
Learn more about Oester Joelby School

 

Oester Joelby school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Oester Joelby school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Galtrup Continuations School

April 2013

Galtrup Continuations Scool visited Friday April 19 2013 Nordic Folkecenter. Galtrup Continuations School needed a day with alternative education and this they were able to get at Folkecenter

See further about Galtrup Continuation School

 

Galtrup Continuations School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Galtrup Continuations School in Folkecenters biodome.


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Hanherreds Continuation School and EUC Northwest

April 2013

Hanherreds Continuation school and EUC Northwest was at a tour at the Nordic Folkecenter Thursday April 18 2013.

Hanherreds Continuation School and EUC Northwest had a joint project where pupils from the two schools were taught together in a short period.

Hanherreds Continuations School wants to save energy and therefore they were on a visit at Folkecenter, where they could be inspired to energy savings.
Thanks for the tour, it is a very interesting place you have here, says a teacher.

Read more aboutHanherreds Continuation School

EUC Northwest


Hanherreds Continuations School and EUC Northwest visit Nordic Folkecenter

Hanherreds Continuations School and EUC Northwest visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Vordingborg School

March 2013

Vordingborg school's 10th grade was in week 11, 2013 at a visit at Folkecenter


Vordingborg school's 10th grade was on a three day visit and first got a tour at Folkecenter and then a day of field trips to various sites related to renewable energy.

First they went to Wave Star Energy, which is an impressive wave model, located at Hanstholm port.

Then the students were up in Folkecenter’s wind turbine in Hanstholm.
Then they went to the village Nors, where the brothers Jens and Ejnar Kirk runs a farm biogas facility.

Finally the tour ended with a visit to Thisted Heat to see geothermal energy, straw burning and concentrated solar power, CSP.
 

Links
Vordingborg school 10th grade

Danwec

Nors biogas

Thisted Heat

 Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Wave Star wave energy model at Hanstholm.

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Folkecenter's wind turbine in Hanstholm.

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Farm biogas plant in Nors.

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

CSP at Thisted heat.

Vordingborg school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Danish Institute for Study Abroad – DIS

February 2013

DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad is a non-profit educational institution located in Copenhagen.
DIS offers courses for American undergraduate students. Since 1959, DIS had as mission to provide cultural exchange between Danes and Americans.  

Part of the curriculum consists of study trips and one of these is usually to Folkecenter where renewable energy is studied in theory and practice.

Read more about DIS

See Preben Maegaard's presentation to DIS

 

DIS visit Nordic Folkecenter

DIS visit Nordic Folkecenter.

 


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Hanstholm Asylum Centre

February 2013

Hanstholm Asylum Centre comes regularly to Folkecenter to give asylum seekers a basic knowledge of renewable energy.  

Tuesday 5 February 2013 the group consisted of people from Syria, Iran and Russia. Read more about Hanstholm Asylum Centre.

 

Hanstholm Asylum Centre visit Folkecenter

Hanstholm Asylum Centre visit Folkecenter.


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Frederikshavn Produktionsskole

January 2013

Thursday 17 January 2013  Frederikshavn Produktionsskole was at a visit at Folkecenter in order to get a guided tour. See more about Frederikshavn Produktionsskole.

Thank you for the tour, it is an interesting place you have here.” Says the visitors.

 

Frederikshavn Produktionsskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

Frederikshavn Produktionsskole visit Nordic Folkecenter.

Frederikshavn Produktionsskole visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Group of retired teachers

January 2013

A group of retired teachers visited on Wednesday 16 January 2013 Folkecenter.     

The group came in spite of the cold weather to hear more about the prospects for future energy supply with renewable energy. 


Group of retired teachers visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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2012

Technical College Silkeborg

December 2012

A group from the Technical College Silkeborg visited Folkecenter on a snowy day in December 2012. The group consisted of technicians who visited Folkecenter to see and learn more about renewable energy.
After the tour there was hot coffee for the students

We have previously visited with you and it has been a great success and very interesting, says a teacher.

Read more about Technical College Silkeborg.

 

Group from the Technical College Silkeborg visit Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

Group from the Technical College Silkeborg visit Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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United Nations Association

November 2012


Monday November 26, 2012 the United Nation Association visited Folkecenter


The United Nations Association had training on Sustainability & Learning and therefore had also visited Thy National Park. The United Nations Association's purpose is to stimulate interest in the UN and to increase understanding of nations interdependence and shared responsibility for international development.

Read further about United Nations Association.

 

United Nation Association visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

United Nation Association visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Hanstholm Asylum Centre

November 2012

Hanstholm Asylum Centre came on Tuesday November 20, 2012 to visit the Folkecenter and got a guided tour where they could see different forms of renewable energy.

The visitors came from Iran and Syria and could tell that they also have solar energy in their home countries, both to generate electricity and heat. Read more about Hanstholm Asylum Centre

 

Hanstholm Asylum Centre visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Hanstholm Asylum Centre visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 


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Domea Housing Association

November 2012

Saturday November 10, 2012 came Domea housing association to Folkecenter to learn more about renewable energy in general and especially solar cells, which they intend to get to their park lighting.

Domea housing association has previously built 12 homes in the passive house standard. Read more about Domea.

 

Domea housing association visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Domea housing association visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Agroskolen Hammerum

November 2012

Agroskolen Hammerum visited Nordic Folkecenter Wednesday November 7 2012. Agroskolen Hammerum educates farmers and has both Danish and foreign students.
We teach about sustainability and therefore we came to visit Folkecenter, says a teacher from the Agro school.

Read further about Agroskolen Hammerum

 

Agroskolen Hammerum visit Nordic Folkecenter

Pictures from the visit by Agroskolen Hammerums at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

Agroskolen Hammerum visit Nordic Folkecenter

The students from Agroskolen Hammerums took a photograph with Mr. Preben Maegaard, the founder of Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.

Agroskolen Hammerum visit Nordic Folkecenter

Right after visiting the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, the students from Agroskolen Hammerum made a trip to see the wave energy plant operated by Wavestar Energy, at Hanstholm.

Agroskolen Hammerum visit Nordic Folkecenter

The students also had the possibility to climb up the Folkecenter's 525 kW wind turbine in Hanstholm.

Agroskolen Hammerum visit Nordic Folkecenter

Their one-day study tour ended with a trip to a biogas plant owned by a family of farmers in Nors.


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Farmers from Scania

October 2012

A group of farmers from Scania visited on Wednesday 31 October 2012 Folkecenter. The Scanian farmers were particularly interested in being able to produce their own energy for example from solar, wind or bioenergy.

The farmers tour to Folkecenter was organized by the Association of Swedish Spannmaalsodlare (grain producers). Read more about Föreningen Sveriges Spannmålsodlare

 

Farmers from Scania visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Solgaarden Continuation School

October 2012

The continuation school Solgaarden had Tuesday October 30 2012 an excursion to places with renewable energy. First they visited Lemvig Biogas and thereafter they got a guided tour at Folkecenter.

See more about Solgaarden Continuation School  See also Lemvig Biogas

 

Solgaarden visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Asmildkloster Agricultural School

October 2012

Asmildkloster Agricultural School visited Tuesday October 30 2012 Nordic Folkecenter to get inspiration for renewable energy. See further from Asmildkloster Agricultural School.

 

Asmildkloster Agricultural School visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Asmildkloster Agricultural School visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Asmildkloster Agricultural School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Group from Thailand

October 2012

A Group of Provincial Politicians from Thailand visited Nordic Folkecenter


A group with 6 people from Thailand came to visit Nordic Folkecenter on October 23 2012.
 
The group consisted of the members of parliament (MPs) of Thailand and the member of municipality council who were in Europe to observe and discuss how to implement renewable energy in Thailand.
 
Before arriving at Folkecenter, the group had been to Frankfurt in Germany, and later they were going to Amsterdam in Holland. In Denmark they had visited a biogas plant in Holstebro.
 
Mr. Wannarat Channukul, M.D., is the former Minister of Energy in 2008 – 2011, and the former Minister of Industry in 2011. During his ministership in energy affairs, he could set up 3 wind turbine stations in three different provinces in Thailand, such as, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, and Chaiyaphum Province.
 
Although now he is not working as an energy minister of Thailand, he is still a member of the Thai parliament for Nakhon Ratchasima Province, the largest province of the Northeast region of Thailand.

Nakhon Ratchasima Province should be the first province with 100 % renewable energy in Thailand.” Mr. Channukul said.

Mr. Channukul did not come to Europe alone. He also took 5 people to join his trip. The other 5 members are Mr. Nivat Kitipultanagon, the chairman of Sungnoen Municipality (under administration of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, with 78,018 residents), 2 owners of biomass plants, and 2 secretaries.

Sungnoen Municipality already set up biomass plant.” Mr. Kitipultanagon added, “The main fuel of the biomass plant in my municipality is rice husk.”

In 2010, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, located in the Northeast region of Thailand, became the second largest province in Thailand, with 1,396,389 residents, while Bangkok was the largest province of Thailand with 5,701,394 residents

 

Group from Thailand visit Folkecenter

The group from Thailand arrives at Nordic Folkecenter.

Group from Thailand visit Folkecenter

Jane Kruse, at the left side of the photo, explains about solar energy. Mr. Per Thostrup, a gentleman wearing the yellow necktie (the second man from the left of the photo), is responsible for accompanying the visitor group from Thailand. He is a member of the board at Folkecenter, while he works with several biogas companies.

Group from Thailand visit Folkecenter

Mr. Wannarat Channukul and Mr. Nivat Kitipultanagon gets information about solar heating from Jane Kruse.

Group from Thailand visit Folkecenter

Jane Kruse demonstrates the Azolla (Mosquito fern or Water fern), a floating plant. It can grow very fast at the surface of the water.


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Family Group

October 2012

Sunday October 21 2012 was a former employee at Nordic Folkecenter at a guided tour with a small group. After the guided tour did the group enjoy their lunch in Folkecenter's rooms.

Family group visit Nordic Folkecenter

Above the group study wave energy and below plant oil for transport.

Family group visit Nordic Folkecenter


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EUC Nordvest

October 2012

Monday October 22 2012 did a group from EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter. The group studies electricity and IT as part of the education for electrician, pc-supporter and similar.

The students have to write a paper about energy and therefore came to Folkecenter. See further about EUC Nordvest.

 

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Visit by Steen Gade

October 2012

Steen Gade MP for Socialistic People's Party has several times visited Nordic Folkecenter, last time was Saturday October 6 2012 in relation to the conference "Regional Development and Renewable Energy in Europe: Best Policies for 100% renewable energy in European regions."

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Steen Gade visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Klim Friskole

October 2012

7th, 8th and 9th grade pupils from Klim Friskole visited Wednesday October 10 Nordic Folkecenter. After a guided tour at about two hours did the pupils enjoy their lunch at Folkecenter.

See more about Klim Friskole.

  

 Klim Friskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

Pupils from Klim Friskole at a wave energy model with Folkecenter's dog, Sunny.

Klim Friskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

Pupils from Klim Friskole at Folkecenter's test station for solar cells.


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Access2Innovation

October 2012

Access2Innovation visited Folkecenter Tuesday October 9, 2012. Access2Innovation is a part of Aalborg University that builds network that can help reduce poverty in developing countries by starting businesses.

A representative from Access2Innovation came with three people from Ugandan NGOs that were interested in cooperating with JEEP Folkecenter in Uganda.

Learn more about Access2Innovation

Learn more about JEEP Folkecenter in Uganda.

  

Access2Innovation visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Access2Innovation visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Silkeborg Technical College

October 2012

A group of students from Silkeborg Technical College visited Nordic Folkecenter Tuesday October 9, 2012.

Learn more about Silkeborg Technical College

Silkeborg Technical College visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Silkeborg Technical College visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Siemens Wind Power

September 2012

A group of technical and safety specialists, project managers and simulator builders from Siemens Wind Power visited Folkecenter Tuesday September 25, 2012


Niels Soendergaard watched with delight one of his old wind turbines when he and colleagues from Siemens visited Folkecenter. Niels has worked with wind turbines since 1986 and can tell many stories from the industry's early days.

Read more about Siemens Wind Power.

 

Siemens Wind Power visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Siemens Wind Power visit Nordic Folkecenter. 


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Teacher Education in Aarhus

September 2012

A group of teacher students with physics and chemistry as main subjects came to visit Folkecenter September 18 2012. The students had in week 38 a study week in Denmark where they visited some of the most relevant places for their studies, among others Folkecenter.

Learn further about the teacher education in Aarhus.

 

The teacher education in Aarhus visit Nordic Folkecenter.

The teacher education in Aarhus visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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Blidstrup Efterskole

September 2012

Blidstrup Efterskole from the island of Mors was Tuesday September 18 2012 at Folkecenter in order to get pratical experience about renewable energy.

”It is a very interesting place you have here”, says teacher Thorsten Thinggaard.

Learn more about Blidstrup Efterskole.

 

Blidstrup Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter September 2012

Blidstrup Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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EUC Nordvest - industrial technicians

September 2012

Thursday September 13, 2012 was a group studying to become industrial technicians at a visit at Folkecenter. The group had entrepreneurship and innovation, and came to Folkecenter for inspiration for this.

The group says:

"We have received many great ideas for what to work with."

 

Read more about EUC Nordvest.

 

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter

Pictures from EUC Nordvest's visit at Folkecenter.

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Blaakilde Continuation School

September 2012

Blaakilde School was on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 of September 2012 visiting Folkecenter to gain practical knowledge on renewable energy


Blaakilde School has distinguished itself as a school with a strong focus on renewable energy, for example, the school has established a youth center for renewable energy. Read more about Blaakilde School.

Torben Frandsen, teacher at Blaakilde School, said: "It is the fourth year the school visit Folkecenter. Here our 10th grade students get the opportunity to gain an overview of the various renewable energy technologies. How they look, how they work in practice, and how important is the issue of energy for future generations" .

 

Blaakilde Continuation School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Billeder fra Blåkilde Efterskoles besøg på Nordisk Folkecenter i september 2012.

Blaakilde Continuation School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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DIS

September 2012

A group of international students from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) visited Folkecenter Friday September 7 2012

DIS is a study program started in 1959 for selected students from American universities. The DIS program allows these students to experience Europe and at the same time gain valuable knowledge.

DIS has about 600 students per semester from some of America's best universities and colleges, who lives with Danish families and participate in field trips around Denmark. Read more about DIS

 

DIS, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The students look at household wind turbines.

DIS, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Folkecenter’s new test center for solar cells.


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Aalborg Katedralskole

September 2012

Aalborg Katedralskole was Thursday September 6 2012 at a visit at Folkecenter with four high school classes. Besides Folkecenter the students also visited a biogas plant, a wind turbine and a wave energy plant.

These renewable energy plants are placed about 1 hour away from Folkecenter.

The students had a busy, but instructive day and they saw all kinds of renewable energy plants in full scale.

See the web site for Aalborg Katedralskole.

 

Aalborg Katedralskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Two students inside a wind turbine wing.

Aalborg Katedralskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Stundents from Aalborg Katedralskole sitting in John Lennon's couch at Folkecenter.


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SL Seniors

September 2012

The National Federation of Social Educators senior department in middle-west Jutland came to visit Folkecenter Thursday August 30 2012. The seniors brought their own coffee and cake which they enjoyed outside after the guided tour.

View the web site of the National Federation of Social Educators

 

SL seniors visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

SL seniors visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.


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Silkeborg Technical College

June 2012

Silkeborg Technical College was Tuesday June 12 2012 visiting Nordic Folkecenter to see renewable energy and energy savings.

Read more about Silkeborg Technical College
http://www.tss.dk/


 

Silkeborg Technical College visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 


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Youth For Understanding 2012

June 2012

Throughout the week 23 2012 Folkecenter was visited by 20 exchange students from the U.S. and Singapore


The group was on a study tour to Folkecenter to learn about renewable energy and how it can be translated into practice in their home countries. The students should see Folkecenter and a number of energy facilities located around Thy, and hear a series of lectures. 

The students are in Denmark as part of Youth for Understandings program for intercultural understanding.

YFU has been responsible for the coordination of the study tour and all the young people live with host families.

Youth for Understanding.  

Youth For Understanding visit Folkecenter 2012

 

Youth For Understanding visit Folkecenter 2012


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Education Center Ringkoebing-Skjern

May 2012

Monday May 21 2012 was Folkecenter visited by Education Center Ringkoebing-Skjern that has an education for wind turbine operators

The program for the day was as follows:

09:30 arrival. Guided tour to the energy supply of the future. The tour will be both outside and inside so clothes should be according to the weather.
Kl. 12.00 lunch.
Kl. 12:45 lecture about wind turbine history and how wind turbines are part of the international market in the future.
Kl. 15:00 End of the day.

Read further about Education Center Ringkoebing – Skjern

Education Center Ringkoebing-Skjern visit Nordic Folkecenter

Education Center Ringkoebing-Skjern visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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HMN Natural Gas

May 2012

Saturday the 12th of May Folkecenter was visited by 21 individuals from HMN Natural Gas.

HMN Naturgas supplies customers in 32 municipalities in east Denmark and 25 municipalities in central and western Jutland with natural gas.

HMN Natural gas has a staff association called Give gas that arrived at Folkecenter on motorcycles.

HMN Natural Gas is dealing among others with biogas, which has the potential to become an important part of future energy supply.

Read more about HMN Natural Gas: www.naturgas.dk

HMN Gas said after the visit:

Hi Jane.

I would like on behalf of HMN Gas (Mc Give Gas) say thanks for a wonderful visit with you, you helped to make it a good day for us, despite the wind.

The rest of the day also went well.

Good winds to come.


Sincerely
John S. Andersen
Gas mechanic

 

HMN Natural Gas visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

HMN Natural Gas visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy 

 

 

HMN Natural Gas visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Bo-Yang Renewable and Orbital

March 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 Folkecenter was visited by a Chinese delegation from Inner Mongolia, together with the Danish company, Orbital, which makes control systems
The Chinese company Bo-Yang Renewable Energy Co. from Huhhot in Inner Mongolia produces complete wind turbines with permanent magnet generators from 300W to 10 kW, for both battery charging and grid connection.

Bo-Yang also produces combined wind and solar systems for masts, street lighting etc.

Originally the company manufactured farm machinery, but due to the large demand for renewable energy to the areas in China which are not covered by electricity supply it has focused on small wind turbines that can produce the energy required to operate radio, television and lighting.

In order to improve their products and gain technical knowhow in control technology, Bo-Yang approached Danida in 2007 focused on a joint venture with a Danish company.

It was Orbital and together they have developed a new control system for their wind turbines and solar panels.

The group was at Folkecenter to look at small wind turbines and renewable energy in general.

Read more at www.orbital.dk   

 Bo-Yang Renewable and Orbital visit Nordic Folkecenter

From the left: Lin Li, Bo Yang, Preben Maegaard, Wolfgang Meyer and Mrs. Yang Bin.


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2011

Visit from Corino Energy

November 2011

Dr. Carsten Corino from Corino Energy in Germany visited November 28 2011 Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy together with a Chinese delegation.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss household wind turbines. Read further about Corino Energy www.corino-energy.com

 

Corino Energy visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Corino Energy visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 


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Visit at Folkecenter by "die Grünen"

August 2011

Monday, the 15th of august 2011 Christian Schultze og Michael Junghaus, members of the German party ”Die Grünen” in the region of Brandenburg visited Folkecenter


In the light of movie, “The 4. Revolution” broadcasted in Germany (ARTE) where Preben Maegaard has a leading role, ”Die Grünen” had decided to come and visit Folkecenter to get inspiration and knowhow in a place with 100 % renewable energy. Christian Schulze, spokesman for Environment, Climate and Energy, and Michael Junghaus, member of the Landestag in Brandenburg were introduced to Folkecenter, its inventions, exhibitions, test facilities and experiences by Jane Kruse and Preben Maegaard, leaders of the Folkecenter.

The two members of the Brandenburger Landestag were very impressed e.g. by the proposals and recommendations to zero/low energy houses. 

Read further about die Grünen. Read Time for Energy Democracy.
Die Grünen visit Folkecenter

 


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Sandmoseskolen

March 2011

Nordic Folkecenter gave Wednesday March 16 2011 a course in Environment and Biological Conditions for a group from AMU Nordjylland.

Read more about Sandmoseskolen.

  

Sandmoseskolen visit Nordic Folkecenter

Sandmoseskolen visit Nordic Folkecenter.


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APREAN

March 2011

Tuesday March 2 2011 was Folkecenter visited by APREAN that is a Spanish association that works for renewable energy.

Read further about APREAN.

 

APREAN visit Nordic Folkecenter


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2010

Gug School

August 2010

A 5th class from Gug School was Tuesday August 24 2010 at a visit at Folkecenter. The visit was a prize for winning a competition about energy research arranged in cooperation with Aalborg University.

View pictures from Gug School here. And the energy research competition here.

Gug School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Virago MC Club

June 2010

Saturday June 26 2010 was Folkecenter visited by Virago MC club that came to learn more about renewable energy and energy savings.

Read further about Virago MC klub here.


Virago MC club visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Metal Region Midtjylland

May 2010

The union Dansk Metal has for several years been figthing for green technology as a way to create new jobs. In this matter did Metal Region Midtjylland came to visit Folkecenter thursday May 20 2010.

Read further about Dansk Metal here.

 

Metal Region Midtjylland visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Nordiska Folkhoegskolan

May 2010

Wednesday May 19 2010 did Nordiska Folkhoegskolan from Sweden visit Folkecenter to learn more about renewable energy and energy savings.

See further about Nordiska Folkhoegskolan here.


Nordiska Folkhoegskolan visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Simpson College Iowa

May 2010

Tuesday May 11 2010 did Simpson College from Iowa in USA visit Folkecenter. Simpson College is on a field trip to Denmark for about two weeks and are also going to vist Siemens windpower and Risoe-DTU university.

Simpson College has established a sustainability committee in order to become carbon neutral. Read further about Simpson College here.


Simpson College Iowa visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Odense Technical High School

April 2010

Wednesday April 28 2010 came a class from Odense Technical High School to Folkecenter to see renewable energy and energy savings in real life.

After a guided tour at Folkecenter did the students visit the Folkecenter wind turbine in Hanstholm. Read further about Odense Technical High School here.

 

Odense Technical High School visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Odense Technical High School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Kvadraturen Skolesenter

April 2010

Tuesday April 27 2010 did Kvadraturen Skolesenter from Norway visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The students were studying to become electricians at a technical school. See further about Kvadraturen Skolesenter here.

  Kvadraturen Skolesenter visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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VUC Thy-Mors

April 2010

A group of students from VUC Thy-Mors visited Friday April 16 2010 Nordic Folkecenter to see renewable energy and energy savings in real life.

Learn more about VUC Thy-Mors here.

 

VUC Thy-Mors visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Marienlyst Produktionsskole

April 2010

Marienlyst Produktionsskole came Tuesday April 13 2010 to Folkecenter to see renewable energy and energy savings in real life.

View the web site for Marienlyst Produktionsskole here.

 

Marienlyst Produktionsskole visit Folkecenter


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Energy Crossroads

April 2010
In the weekend April 9 - 11 2010 was Folkecenter visited by Energy Crossroads. Energy Crossroads is a global NGO, which is founded by students who have a special interest in communication and cooperation between students, researchers, politicians, NGO's and the private sector within the energy discussion.

The theory is that the gathering of the future energy coalition will promote innovation and create new ways to understand and act in relation to the world's energy challenges. Read further about Energy Crossroads here.

 

Energy Crossroads visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Energy Crossroads visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Energy Crossroads visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 


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HTX Thisted

April 2010

HTX Thisted came Thursday April 8 2010 to visit Folkecenter with about 30 students.

The students were particularly interested in the Azolla algea which is used for green waste water treatment.

Read further about Azolla here.
Thisted HTX is very active within the future energy forms and has among others an energy- and climate education. See further about Thisted HTX here.  

Thisted HTX visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Henrik Andersson - Swedish Environmental Reporter

March 2010

Folkecenter has in March 2010 been visited by the Swedish reporter Henrik Andersson who writes about director Preben Maegaard and Thisted municipality's effort within renewable energy.

View the web site for Henrik Andersson here.


Henrik Andersson visits Nordic Folkecenter


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Thy-Mors VUC

March 2010

Thy-Mors VUC (adult education centre) came Tuesday March 2 2010 wit a group who studies Energy and Environment. As part of the tuition did the group visit Folkecenter and took a look at the many energy technoligies.

See more about Thy-Mors VUC here.


Thy-Mors VUC visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Fjordvang Youth School

January 2010

Fjordvang Youth School came to visit Nordic Folkecenter a January day with a lot of snow.

View the web site for Fjordvang Youth School here.

Fjordvang Youth School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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2009

Morsoe Agricultural School

December 2009

45 students from Morsoe Agricultural School came to visit Folkecenter Tuesday December 8 2009.

View the web site for Morsoe Agricultural School here.

 Below are students from Morsoe Agricultural School inside a wind turbine wing.

Morsoe Agricultural School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Aadalen Efterskole

December 2009

Aadalen Efterskole was Tuesday December 1st 2009 at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter.
View the web site for Aadalen Efterskole here.

Aadalen Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Rydhave Slot

November 2009

Rydhave Slot School came to visit Nordic Folkecenter November 19 2009. See further about Rydhave Slot School here. Below are some of the students from Rydhave Slot.


Rydhave Slot visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Svankjaer Ungdomsskole

November 2009

Svankjaer Ungdomsskole visited Nordic Folkecenter Tuesday November 17 2009 as part of their climate week. See further about Svankjaer Ungdomsskole here.


Svankjaer Ungdomsskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Svankjær Ungdomsskole besøger Nordisk Folkecenter for Vedvarende Energi.


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EUC Nordvest

November 2009

EUC Nordvest was Friday November 13 2009 at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter. At the picture below are the students at the first hydrogen tankstation in Denmark, which was set up at Folkecenter in november 2007.

View the web site for EUC Nordvest here.

 

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Hurup School with group from Lithuania

November 2009

Hurup school is in week 46 visited by a group from Lithuania. The two groups are cooperating about a project about energy and environment and in this occasion they came to visit Folkecenter. In the spring 2010 is Hurup school going to visit the school in Lithuania and in the mean time they are working together on the Internet.

The project is supported financially by Nordplus Junior which is a EU-project about international cooperation.

View the web site for Hurup school here.

Read further about the Nordplus Junior program here.

 

Hurup school with a group from Lithuania


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Parkskolen Struer

November 2009

Monday November 9 2009 was Folkecenter visited by Parkskolen from Struer. The visitors had worked with renewable energy and global warming and came to experience the many opportunities to save ebergy in praxis.

View the web site for Parkskolen here.

Parkskolen Struer visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Active 60ies

November 2009

Thursday November 5 2009 was Folkecenter visited by a group that call themselves "The Active 60ies". In the back ground is a Folkecenter solar cell sculpture.


The active 60ies visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Activity House Limfjorden

November 2009

Wednesday November 4 2009 was Folkecenter visited by a group from Activity House Limfjorden. At the picture below is the group looking at an electrical bike from China.


Activity House Limfjorden visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Skive Technical School

November 2009

Skive technical school came Tuesday November 3rd 2009 for a visit at Nordic Folkecenter to view the many possibilities within renewable energy and energy savings. The visitors was a group of auto mechanic students. View the web site for Skive technical school here.


Skive technical school visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Thy Veteran Car Club

November 2009

Thy veteran car club was in October at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The club combined a tour with information about the future energy forms - renewable energy.

View the web site for Thy veteran car club here

 

Thy veteran car club visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Thy veteran car club visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Thy veteran car club visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Thy veteran car club visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Boddum-Ydby Friskole

October 2009

Boddum-Ydby Friskole visited Nordic Folkecenter Tuesday October 27 2009 as part of the schools nature day. View Boddum-Ydby Friskoles web site here.

Boddum-Ydby Friskole visit Nordic Folkecenter


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EUC Nordvest

October 2009

EUC Nordvest was Monday October 26 2009 at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. View the web site for EUC Nordvest here.

 

EUC Nordvest visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Vestervig School

October 2009

Vestervig school visited Thursday October 8 2009 Nordic Folkecenter. 7th, 8th and 9th grade came to hear about renewable energy and energy savings. View the web site for Vestervig school here.

Vestervig school visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Rovvig Efterskole

October 2009

Rovvig Efterskole visited Nordic Folkecenter wednesday October 7 2009. On a windy and sunny day did the students see renewable energy at work. View more about Rovvig Efterskole here.

Rovvig Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Ranum Social Education Collective

October 2009

Ranum Social Education Collective came to visit Nordic Folkecenter wednesday October 7 2009. View the web site for Ranum Social Education Collective here.

Ranum Social Education Collective visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Oestre School, Thisted

October 2009

Oestre school in Thisted visited wednesday October 7 2009 Nordic Folkecenter to hear more about renewable energy and energy savings. See the web site for Oestre School here.

 

Oestre school in Thisted visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Silkeborg Seminary

October 2009

Silkeborg Seminary visited Monday October 5 Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in the occasion of a theme about renewable energy. Link for Silkeborg Seminary here.

 

Silkeborg Seminary visit Folkecenter


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Blaakilde Efterskole

October 2009

Blaakilde Efterskole was from September 30 - Ocotber 1 2009 at a visit at Nordic Folkecenter with 24 students from their science class. The students were guided around at Folkecenter and had also teaching and group work within renewable energy.

View the web site for Blaakilde Efterskole here.

 

Blaakilde Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Blaakilde Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

 

Blaakilde Efterskole visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Marselisborg High School

September 2009

Marselisborg high school came to visit Folkecenter wednesday September 23 2009. View the web site for Marselisborg high school here.


Marselisborg high school visit Nordic Folkecenter

 


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Lubin High School

September 2009

A group of students from Lubin High School in Poland came to visit Folkecenter Monday September 21 2009. The Polish students was up in the Folkecenter 525 kW wind turbine in Hanstholm.


Lubin High School visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Kongensgaard Continuation School

September 2009

Thursday September 18 2009 was Folkecenter visited by Kongensgaard Continuation School which is a school especially for young people who wants to loose weight. View Kongensgaard Continautions Schools web site here.

Kongensgaard continuation school visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Morsoe High School

September 2009

Morsoe High School visited Folkecenter wednesday September 16 2009 as part of their two day climate theme. The students had among others calculated that Mors is self sufficient with electricity from wind turbines, but that the heating supply use natural gas and therefore is Mors island not self sufficient with heat.

View the web site for Morsoe High School here.


Morsoe High School visit Folkecenter

 

Mors High School visit Folkecenter

 



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Hjernesagen Ringkoebing-Skjern

September 2009

Hjernesagen in Ringkoebing-Skjern municipality was Tuesday September 8 2009 at a visit at Folkecenter. Hjernesagen is an organisation that works for prevention of brain injuries, rehabilitation and support for the relatives.

Read further about Hjernesagen at their web site here.

Hjernesagen visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Hellebaek Friskole

September 2009

Thursday September 3 2009 did Hellebaek Friskole Nordic Folkecenter. It was cold and raining, but the students held out and saw wind turbines, solar cells, solar heating, a strawbale house, wave energy, hydrogen- plant oil car and much more.

View the Hellebaek Friskole web site here.

Hellebaek Friskole visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Hundborg Friskole

August 2009

Friday August 28th 2009 was Nordic Folkecenter visited by Hundborg Friskole. View the web site for Hundborg Friskole here.

Hundborg friskole visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Naturvaerkstedet

August 2009

Wednesday August 26 2009 was the Folkecenter visited by a group from Naturvaerkstedet. Below is the group at the Folkecenter test station for small wind turbines.

 

Naturvaerkstedet visits Nordic Folkecenter


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Leaders from Thy & Mors

July 2009

At a very warm sunny day July 1 2009 was Folkecenter visited by a group of leaders from Thy and Mors. They saw and heard about the solutions of the energy challenges of the future.

Leaders Thy and Mors visit Nordic Folkecenter


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The Family House from Silkeborg

June 2009

Wednedsday June 24 2009 came a group from the Family House in Silkeborg to visit the Folkecenter and hear particularly about solar and biomasse. View the web site for the Family House here.

The Family House in Silkeborg visit Nordic Folkecenter


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IntAmt

June 2009

Tuesday June 2009 was the Folkecenter visited by a group from the German organisation IntAmt.

IntAmt is an international academy for leadership and technology that is trying to improve the cooperation between the former Sovjet states and the EU.

A methode to do this is to arrange study tours in Europe and as part of this was the Folkecenter chosen because it is possible to see almost all kinds of renewable energy in one place. The visitors was a group of Russian political and technical leaders who had many questions. Read further about IntAmt here.

  

IntAmt visit Nordic Folkecenter


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Krabbeshus School

June 2009

Krabbeshus school came to visit the Folkecenter Wednesday June 3 2009. At the Folkecenter could the students see the future energy solutions in full scale. View the web site for Krabbeshus school here.

At the picture are some students looking at at bag with solar cells

Krabbeshus school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Vildsted School

May 2009

Wednesday May 27 2009 came about 30 students from Vildsted school to visit the Folkecenter. At the picture below are the students looking at electric cars in the Folkecenter work shop.

View the web site for Vildsted school here.

Vildsted school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Danish-Norwegian Friendship Organisation

May 2009

Friday May 22 was a Danish-Norwegian friendship organisation at the Folkecenter. The 30 visitors got a tour in Scandinavian about renewable energy and energy savings.


Danish-Norwegian Friendship Organistion visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Metal Senior

May 2009

Wednesday May 20 2009 was a senio group from the union Dansk Metal at a visit at the Folkecenter. The visitors were guided around on a sunny day and enjoyed afterwards a cup of coffee in the Folkecenter Cafe Solaire.

View the web site for Dansk Metal here.


Metal Senior


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School from Kristianssand

May 2009

Thursday May 2009 the Folkecenter was visited by a school class from Kristianssand in Norway who came on a field trip to Denmark to hear about renewable energy and energy savings.

School from Kristianssand visit Folkecenter

 


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Visit from Turkey

May 2009

A group from Turkey came to visit the Folkecenter Wednesday May 13 2009 to learn about wind energy.

 

Turks visit the Folkecenter


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Bedsted School

May 2009

Tuesday May 12 was Bedsted school at the Folkecenter.

The students who are attending 7th - 9th grade were guided around and got a lecture about the future energy.

The tour ended with a trip to the test station for wave energy at Nissum. View the web site for Bedsted school here.

 

Bedsted school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Frederikshavn Technical School

May 2009

Frederikshavn Technical School visited the Folkecenter with a group of electrical students Thursday May 7 2009. The future electricians are probably going to work a lot with electricity from wind turbines and at the Folkecenter they were introduced to turbines in many shapes and sizes.

View the web site for Frederikshavn Technical School here.

 

Frederikshavn Technical School visit the Folkecenter


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Skive Language Centre May 2009

May 2009

Skive Language Centre has several times visited the Folkecenter. At the picture below is a class getting a short lecture before they go out and experience renewable energy and energy savings in praxis.

View the web site for Skive Language Centre here.

Skive Langauge Centre visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Vordingborg school 2009

April 2009

Vordingborg school was from Wednedsday April 29 to Friday May 1 2009 staying at the Folkecenter to see and experience renewable energy. The students were at the Folkecenter and also in Hanstholm to see the turbine at 525 kW which they climbed.


Vordingborg school visit the Folkecenter


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Thisted High School

April 2009

A class from Thisted High School came for a visit at Wednedsday April 29 2009 at the Nordic Folkecenter. Read further about Thisted High School here.

Thisted High School visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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University of Exeter

April 2009

A group of students from Exeter University came to visit the Folkecenter in week 17. The students were at a wek long stay in Denmark to lear about the Danish experiences regarding renewable energy.

The students travelled in Denmark and saw biogas plants, wind turbines, CHP based on biomass etc. Read further about University of Exeter here.

 

University of Exeter visit the Folkecenter

De studerende får et foredrag på Folkecenteret.

 


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Sandmose School April 2009

April 2009

The Sandmose school came Tuesday April 28 2009 to the Folkecenter with a group of students. Learn more about the Sandmose school here.

 

Sandmose school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Sjoerringvold Continuation School

April 2009

A group from Sjoerringvold Continuation was April 28 2009 visiting the Folkecenter to learn about renewable nergy and energy savings. Learn more Sjoerringvold Continuation School here.


Sjoerringvold Continuation School visit the Folkecenter


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Skarrild School

April 2009

Skarrild school came Monday April 20 2009 with about 60 pupils to visit the Folkecenter. View the web site for Skarrild school here.

 

Skarrild school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Selandia

April 2009

A group of students from Selandia College came to visit the Nordic Folkecenter Friday April 17 2009 and got a guided tour where they saw renewable energy and energy savings in real life. View the web site for Selandia here.

 Selandia visits the Nordic Folkecenter


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Skive Language Centre April 2009

April 2009

20 different nationalities were represented when Skive Language Centre visited the Folkecenter Thursday April 16 2009. The students at the language centre heard about renewable energy and energy savings while they saw and touched the many installations.

 

Skive Language Centre visit The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Here are some students fealing the hot water from a solar heating plant.


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Stagstrup School

April 2009

Stagstrup school visited the Nordic Folkecenter Wednedsday April 15 to learn about renewable energy and energy savings. View the web site for Stagstrup school here.

  

Stagstrup school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Stagstrup school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Stagstrup school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Business Academy Dania Skive

April 2009

Business academy Dania in Skive has sustainability as overall intension for the students projects.

Therefore did a group of students from the school visit the Nordic Folkecenter Thursday April 2 2009.

The group consisted of students at the education for production technologist which is a two year education aimed for productions companies. The students head about renewable energy and energy savings in general. View the web site for business academy Dania in Skive here.

Business academy Dania Skive visit The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Viborg high school

March 2009

Tuesday March 31 was Viborg high school at a visit at the Nordic Folkecenter. The students from Viborg were together with a class from Norway and together they are writing a project about renewable energy.

View the web site for Viborg high school here.

Viborg high school visit the Nordic Folkecenter

Students from Viborg high school in John Lennons sofa.

 


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The Sandemose School

March 2009

The Sandemose school has made a tradition to visit the Folkecenter as part of their education in "Environment and biological conditions in green plants".

The Sandemose School visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Grenaa Technical School

March 2009

Grena technical school visited Tuesday March 10 2009 The Nordic Folkecenter in order to hear about renewable energy, especially solar cells, wind turbines, energy savings and wave power.

After a guided tour and lunch break at the Folkecenter did the group go on to see the Folkecenter wind turbine and wave power at the Folkecenter test station in Nissum bredning.

 

Grenaa technical school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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HK Senior Nykoebing Mors

March 2009

A senior group from the union for office workers from Nykoebing Mors came Tuesday March 3 2009 to visit the Nordic Folkecenter. The group was guided around and saw solar cells, wind turbines and all the many exhibitions at the Folkecenter

After the guided tour coffee and tea was served.

HK senior Nykoebing Mors visit the Folkecenter


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Academy of Professional Higher Education

February 2009

Academy of Professional Higher Education visited the Nordic Folkecenter Monday February 23 2009 for a guided tour. The group consisted of a team of plumbers that came to hear more about the the energy in the future.

View the web site for Academy of Professional Higher Education here.


Academy of Professional Higher Education visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Vestjylland Folk High School

February 2009

An international group from Vestjylland Folk High School came Monday February 16 2009 to visit the Folkecenter.  The group got an introduction to renewable energy and energy savings in side and afterwards a guided tour out side at the Folkecenter in the new fallen snow.

Read further about Vestjylland Folk High School here.

 

Vestjylland Folk High School visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Skive technical institute

January 2009

Skive technical institute was wednesday January 21 2009 at a visit at the Folkecenter to learn about the renewable energy forms of the future. View the web site for Skive technical institute here.

Skive technical institute visit the Folkecenter


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Physics class from Hurup school

January 2009

A physics class from Hurup school was Tuesday January 20 2009 at the Folkecenter to learn about renewable energy. The students were tought about solar cells, small wind turbines, plant oil etc. View Hurup school web site here.

 

Hurup school visit the Folkecenter


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Vraa Folk High School

January 2009

Friday January 16 2009 visited Vraa folk high school the Nordic Folkecenter to see and hear about renewable energy. View the web site for Vraa folk high school here.

Vraa folk high school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Hanstholm school

January 2009

Monday Januarary 19 2009 was Hanstholm school at a visit at the Folkecenter with two grade six classes. The children heard about renewable energy and also found a wounded bird that can be seen on the pictures. View the web site for Hanstholm school here.

Hanstholm school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Hanstholm school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Environment and green plants

January 2009

Monday 12 2009 tought the Folkecenter a team at ten persons who are taking care of green areas all over the country. The title was: Environment and biological conditions in green plants.

 

The Nordic Folkecenter


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2008

Blaakilde Ungdomsskole

December 2008.

Blaakilde Ungdomsskole was December 2 and 3 2008 at a visit at the Folkecenter. The visit started with a guided tour and afterwards there was tuition and group work with the subjects solar, wind and wave energy.

At the night did the students stay at the underground SkibstedFjord building before they went home. View the web site for Blaakilde Ungdomsskole here.

Blaakilde Ungdomsskole vist the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Blaakilde Ungdomsskole vist the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Blaakilde Ungdomsskole vist the Nordic Folkecenter


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Thisted Language School

December 2008

Thisted language school came thursday December 4 2008 to visit the Folkecenter. The students who come from Asia, Africa and the Middle East got a guided tour at the Folkecenter and saw many different kinds of renewable energy and energy savings.

 

Thisted language school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

 

Thisted language school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Mors High School

November 2008 Mors high school came to visit the Folkecenter wednesday November 26 2008. They were 22 students and two teachers who heard about renewalbe energy and energy savings. After a guided tour at the Folkecenter did the students also see the Folkecenter test station for wave energy. View the web site for Mors high school here.
 

 Mors high school visit the Folkecenter

 

Mors high school visit the Folkecenter

 

Mors high school visit the Folkecenter

 

Mors high school visit the Folkecenter

 


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Holstebro Technical College

November 2008

Holstebro Technical College did Wednesday November 26 2008 visit the Folkecenter. There were about 110 students from the schools technical high school. They saw and heard about renewable energy and energy savings. View the web site for Holstebro Technical College here.

Holstebro Technical College visit the Folkecenter

Holstebro Technical College visit the Folkecenter

After the guided tour did the students eat in the underground building at the Folkecenter, SkibstedFjord.

Holstebro Technical College visit the Folkecenter


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Visit from Tvind

 Tuesday October 28 2008 was the Folkecenter visited by a small group of students from a Tvind school. Read further about Tvind here.

 

At this picture is head of information Jane Kruse showing a solar cell.

 

Tvind visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Klitmoller School

Thursday September 25th was Klitmoller school at the Folkecenteret fora visit. The many children had a good day and got a lot of information about renewable energy.


Klitmoller school visit the Folkecenter

 

Klitmoller school visit the Folkecenter

 

Klitmoller school visit the Folkecenter


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Hadsund School

Hadsund school came and visited the Nordic Folkecenter with almost 70 students from grade 9 to learn about renewable energy and energy savings. Learn more about Hadsund school here.

 

Hadsund school, Nordic Folkecenter


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Polish High School - September 2008

The Folkecenter has often visits by high school students from Poland that come to learn more about renewable energy. The students did first see the Folkecenter wind turbine in Hanstholm and afterwards that was a guided tour at the Folkecenter.

 

Polish High School, The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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DSU

Friday Juli 11 came a group from DSU, the Social Democratic Youth of Denmark, to visit the Folkecenter. The group came to get information about renewable energy and energy savings and watch the many exhibitions at the Folkecenter. View the DSU web site here.


DSU visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Care takers for all

Care takers 4 all is a global network of secondary students and teachers about environmental education.

In week 28 did the network have a conference in Aalborg under the headline "Environment, sustainability and new energy".

In relation to that came a group of about 100 students and teachers to the Folkecenter Thursday Juli 10th. The group consisted of young people from many different countries with interest in renewable energy and energy savings. Read more about Care takers here.

 

Care takers for all visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Care takers for all visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Borgerskolen i Lemvig

Borgerskolen in Lemvig, which is part of the social work of YMCA, was Tuesday July 1st 2008 at a visit at the Folkecenter. The visitors saw the exhibitions at the Folkecenter about renewable energy and asked many questions. View the web site for Borgerskolen here.

 

Borgerskolen in Lemvig visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Y's men Ulfborg

Y's men Ulfborg came Saturday June 14th 2008 for a visit at the Folkecenter. Y's men is an organisation that is linked to the YMCA with the purpose of collecting money for social work. The group had come to the Folkecenter in order to hear more about the energy forms of the future when there is no oil. Read further about Y's men here.
 

Y's men Ulfborg visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Y's men Ulfborg visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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The Swan Thyholm

The Swan is an institution for children in the age 14 - 18 that came to visit the Folkecenter Thursday June 12 2008. At the picture below is the Folkecenter electrical bicykle. View The Swan's web site here.

 

The Swan visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Danish Peoples Party

The local department of the Danish Peoples Party in Thy and Mors var tirsdag den 10. juni på rundvisning på Folkecenteret for at høre nærmere om Klimaløsninger Thy og Mors, som søger at promovere Thy og Mors frem mod klimatopmødet i København år 2009. View the the Danish Peoples Partys web site here. And the web site for Climate solutions Thy and Mors here.

Dansk Folkeparti besøger Nordisk Folkecenter´

 

Dansk Folkeparti besøger Nordisk Folkecenter

 

Dansk Folkeparti besøger Nordisk Folkecenter


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Boddum-Ydby free school

Boddum-Ydby free school was at a visit at the Folkecenter Tuesday June 10th with a 3rd and 4th grade. The pupils were very active and asked many questions about renewable energy and energy savings. Before Boddum-Ydby free school was started did they get an offer about having facilities at the Folkecenter, but this did not happen. View the schools web site here.

 

A pupil and the Folkecenter guide Nicolaj Stenkjaer

 

Boddum-Ydby friskole visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Boddum-Ydby friskole visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Boddum-Ydby friskole visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Naur and Siir

A group of people from Naur and Siir had arranged a tour at the Nordic Folkecenter Tuesday June 10th 2008. While the more than 40 participants had a cup of coffee did the head of information at the Folkecenter Jane Kruse give a lecture about renewable energy and energy savings. 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter¨

 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Naur and Siir visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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The Danish Social-Liberal Party in Thy

The Danish Social-Liberal Party in Thy held Monday June 9th a board meeting at the Folkecenter after that they were on a guided tour in order to hear about energy savings and renewable energy. Read further about the Danish Social-Liberal Party here.

The Danish Social-Liberal Party visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Polish High School

A class from a Polish high school visited the Folkecenter on the Danish costitution day June 5th 2008. The students had first been up in the Folkecenter Hanstholm wind turbine and was after that guided around at the Folkecenter.

Polish high school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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University of West Bohemia

Saturday May 31 2008 was a large delegation from University of West Bohemia at the Folkecenter. The university is in the Czech Republic and is founded in 1991, has a staff of 1.010 people and 16.365 students. The university group took part in a tour at the Folkecenter and a discussion about renewable energy and energy savings. View the university web site here

University of West Bohemia visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

University of West Bohemia visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Youth for Understanding 2008

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit educational organization which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture.

YFU-Denmark was founded in 1961 and has since helped almost 10.000 young Danes.

YFU also help foreign students to get to Denmark and learn about Danish culture and the Folkecenter was in week 23, 2008 visited by a group from the USA that was learning about renewable energy and energy savings. YFU has through several years visited the Folkecenter.

Read more about Youth for Understanding here.

Besides visiting the Folkecenter did the students also visit Siemens wind factory and many other things related to renewable energy.

Youth for Understanding 2008, The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The director at the Folkecenter Preben Maegaard signs his book after a presentation of his international work to supply our planet with renewable energy.

Youth for Understanding 2008, The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Visit at Siemens wind turbine factory, where Lars Holm Nielsen head of Service Technical & Safety Training gave us information about the companys with the important technology of the future.

Youth for Understanding 2008, The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

A picture of the group at the Folkecenter, in the back ground are solar cells.

 

Youth for Understanding 2008, The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The students at the Folkecenter Hanstholm wind turbine.


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Vestervig school

Tuesday May 27 2008 was a class from Vestervig school at a visit at the Folkecenter. They had the company of pupils from Italy and Poland.

The foreign pupils were in Denmark as part of an exchange program called Comenius.

The program is named after Ján Amos Comenius (1592-1670) from the Czech Republic. He was a priest, writer and teacher and believed that peace and understanding would happen through education. Learn about the Comenius program here.

Pupils and teachers could tell interesting things about the situation for renewable energy in their countries.

View the web site for Vestervig school here.

 

Vestervig school visit the Folkecenter

 

Vestervig school visit the Folkecenter


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Norwegian Electro Class

A Norwegian class with 14 students and 2 teachers from Kvadraturen skolesenter in Kristiansand was Tuesday May 20th 2008 at a visit at the Folkecenter. The class was an electronics class which means that they mainly are working with electronics.
View the schools web site here.

 

Norwegian electronics class visit The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Central Denmark Region

A group of 50 people from the hospital unit in Central Region Denmark was Tuesday May 20th 2008 at a visit at the Folkecenter. The group was guided around at the Folkecenter and was taught about renewable energy and energy savings. View Central Region Denmark's web site here.

Central Denmark Region visit The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Electricians

Nordjyllands Erhvervsakademi visited on Wednesday May 14th 2008 at the Folkecenter with a group of electrician students. After the guided tour the students went around independently. See Nordjyllands Erhvervsakademi's homepage here.

Electricians visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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VUC Thy-Mors

Wednesday May 7th was the Folkecenter visited by a group of students from VUC Thy-Mors. The group was very inquisitive and interested in renewable energy and energy savings. View the web site for VUC Thy-Mors here.  

Thisted VUC visit The Nordic Folkecenter


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Indian Development Workers

A group of Indian development workers were at a study tour in Denmark and came in this occasion to the Folkecenter to get inspiration for their daily work. Our Indian guests were very interested in practical solutions at the energy problems of today, but were sorry that the economy was not any better. In their opinion is the most important problem at the moment to create healthy economical conditions for renewable energy.

Indians were inveted to Denmark by their Danish partners among others Caritas Denmark.

Read further about Caritas here.
 

Indiske udviklingsarbejdere besøger Nordisk Folkecenter


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Viborg Cathedral School

Viborg Cathedral School has for the last nine years had the tradition to visit the Folkecenter in order to see and experience renewable energy and energy savings in real life. The students from Viborg had visitors from a group of Norwegian students and they were guided around at the Folkecenter. After that they received more intensive teaching in small groups about wave energy, wind energy and biomass. See the web site for Viborg Cathedral School here.

 

Viborg Cathedral School visit the Folkecenter

The visitors arrive with a bus at the Folkecenter.

Viborg Cathedral School visit the Folkecenter

The Norwegian Group in front of the strawbale house.

Viborg Cathedral School visit the Folkecenter


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Vordingborg School 2008

Vordingborg school has during the last couple of years had the tradition to send their 10th grade classes to the Nordic Folkecenter in order to learn about renewable energy in a different way. The Folkecenter were teaching in the transportation forms of the future, wind energy and other subjects related to renewable energy. The students were guided around at the Folkecenter and were also at an excursion for the test station for wave energy, The Hanstholm mill and a biogas plant. View the web site for Vordingborg school here.
 

Vordingborg school visit the Folkecenter

 

Vordingborg school visit the Folkecenter


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Jegindo Continuation School

A physics team at Jegind Continuation School had Friday April 11 2008 a theme day about renewable energy and hydrogen as fuel, so they came to the Folkecenter to get information. View Jegindo Continuation School web site here.

Jegindo Continaution School visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Fjelso Free School

Fjelso free school visited the Folkecenter Thursday April 10th 2008 to get information about renewable energy and energy savings. The group consisted of students from grade 5, 6 and 7. View the web site for Fjelso free school here.

Fjelso Free Scool visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Fjelso Free Scool visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Nature and Youth & Social democrats in Bronderslev

Saturday April 5th 2008 was a the Folkecenter visited by Nature and Youth and the Social democrats in Bronderslev.

Nature and Youth is a green organisation for the Danish youth. They are working to promote children's interest for nature and environment and lay the foundations for respect for the nature. 

Nature and Youth wanted hands on experience with renewable energy - to experience it own your own and not just as debate and paper.

View their web site here.
The Social democraterne in Bronderslev was at a study tour to hear what the energy- and environment experts think about the possibilities to change Denmark politically. At the same time did they see the experiments at the Folkecenter. Learn more about the Social democrats in Bronderslev here.

Nature and Youth and Socialdemocrats in Bronderslev visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 

Nature and Youth and Socialdemocrats in Bronderslev visit the Nordic Folkecenter

 


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2007

Vestjylland folk high school

Vestjylland folk high school came to visit the Folkecenter December 13th 2007. Vestjylland folk high school has started several initiatives among others their own wind turbine at 225kW which supply the school with energy and extra money. The visitors were studying supplied sustainable development and came to get inspiration for new projects. Read more about Vestjylland folk high school here.

 

Vestjylland folk high school, The Nordic Folkecenter


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EUC Syd

Tuesday December 11th 2007 came EUC Syd to visit the Folkecenter. There were 20 students and 2 teachers from a youth class at the school. The class is characterized by having 20 hours of practical work per week. One of these projects is to build a wind turbine at 400 W. Read further about EUC Syd here.

 

EUC Syd, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Ph.d. students

A group of ph.d. students came thursday December 6th to visit the Folkecenter.

The guests are all studying wave energy so it was obvious to vosit the Folkecenteret, which is the only place in Denmark where it is possible to test wave power models in full-scale.

The students visited the Folkecenter test station for wave energy and besides were guided around at the Folkecenter itself. Click here and read more about wave power.

View the Aalborg university web site here.

At this picture are the students admire Boelgehoevlen (The wave plough), a Danish developed wave power model.

Ph.d. students at the Nordic Folkecenter


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Helgenaes energy group

Wednesday November 28th 2007 came Helgenaes energy group to the Folkecenter to get inspiration for their work with renewable energy and energy savings. The head of information at the Folkecenter Jane Kruse spoke to the group.

 

Helgenaes energy group, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Skive Technical School

Monday November 26th 2007 was The Folkecenter visited by Skive Technical School that wanted a guided tour combined with a discussion about renewable energy and energy savings.
View the web site for Skive Technical School here. At the picture below are the students at the Folkecenter Kewett electrical car and the energy saving VW Lupo.

 

Skive Technical School, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Silkeborg folk high school

10 students from Silkeborg folk high school came at the election day for the parliament November 13th 2007 to visit the Folkecenter. The students were very curious while they were guided around at the Folkecenter and renewable energy and energy savings were being discussed. Learn more about the Silkeborg folk high school here.

 

Silkeborg folk high school visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Danish Metalworkers' Union Senior Club Holstebro

35 people from Danish Metalworkers' Union Senior Club in Holstebro came October 22nd 2007 for a visit at the Nordic Folkecenter. After a guided tour at the Folkecenter and a discussion about the different forms of renewable energy did the group have coffee in the Folkecenter main building. View the Danish Metalworkers' Union web site here.

 

Danish Metalworkers senior club Holstebro visit The Nordic Folkecenter


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Open house

In the middle of the autumn holiday, Tuesday October 16th 2007, had the Folkecenter open house. The visitors were guided around at the Folkecenter for 2 hours while they were given information about renewable energy and energy savings. At the picture below is the engineer at the Folkecenter Ole Stein telling about the Folkecenter hydrogen filling station which is the first in Denmark.

 

Open house, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Thisted Technical school

Monday October 15th 2007 came Thisted Technical School for a visit at the Folkecenter. 30 pupils from the Technology- and communication line came as part of a theme week about renewable energy. View the Technical School web site here.

 

Nordic Folkecenter, Technical school Thisted


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IDA Holstebro

The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, in Holstebro was Wednesday October 10th 2007 at a visit at the Folkecenter test station for wave energy. Later there was a guided tour at the Folkecenter, where the future possibilities for wave energy and other forms of renewable energy was discussed. Read more about IDA here.

IDA Holstebro, Nordic Folkecenter

IDA Holstebro, Nordic Folkecenter


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Polish high school

33 students and 2 teachers from a Polish high school were in Denmark for a week long visit.

September 26th did they visit the Folkecenter in order to see and hear about energy savings and renewable energy.

At first did the students visit the Folkecenter windmill in Hanstholm and they had they opportunity to climb up into it. After that they got a guided tour at the Folkecenter. A lot of foreign visitors are coming to the Folkecenter and it is always interesting to hear what they think about Denmark and the Danes.

Our Polish guests said that there are many building activities going on in Poland at the moment.

In Denmark they wondered how there were no class differences and the good conditions for the students.

 

Polsk gymnasium besøger Nordisk Folkecenter

The students are entering the windmill.

Polsk gymnasium besøger Nordisk Folkecenter

A student is looking out from the 40 meter high wind turbine.

Polsk gymnasium besøger Nordisk Folkecenter

Here is a plant for wave energy.


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Energy technical group

Saturday September 15th was the Folkecenter visited by a group from Energy technical group in the Danish Society of Engineers. The meeting was arranged by Jesper Moller Larsen and Bernd Möller. Bernd Möller is a former trainee at the Folkecenter and is now a senior lecturer at Aalborg University. The group was at the Folkecenter all day and started by seeing the Folkecenter activities within integrated renewable energy systems, the test station for small windmills and low energy buildings and then went on to visit the test station for wave energy.

 


 

Energy technical group visit the Folkecenter


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Science teachers from Fjordvang continuation school

A group of science teachers from Fjordvang continuation school came to visit the Folkecenter September 25th 2007. The teachers came to get inspiration for their tuition. View the Fjordvang continuation school website here.

 

Fjordvang continuation school visit the Nordic Folkecenter


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Frijsenborg boarding school

Thursday September 20th 2007 did a group of students and teachers visit from Frijsenborg boarding school visit the Folkecenter. The students showed a lot of interest for the possibilities for renewable energy and energy savings and was among other things inspired to build a solar heating system at their school after having seen and heard about the possibilities at the Folkecenter. View the website for Frijsenborg boarding school here.

 

Frijsenborg boarding school visit Nordic Folkecenter

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Danish Crown miljøafdeling

Tuesday September 18th 2007 was the environmental department from Danish Crown at a visit at the Folkecenter in order to se and hear about energy savings. The group got a tour by information assistant Nicolaj Stenkjaer and there after a lecture by the leader at the Folkecenter Preben Maegaard. The environmental department at Danish Crown has many different assignments and showed diverse interest for and knowledge about energy savings and renewable energy. View the Danish Crown website here.

 

Danish Crown, Nordic Folkecenter


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Bjerget continuation school

Monday September 17th 2007 came Bjerget continuation school to the Folkecenter to hear about renewable energy and especially the houses of the future and hydrogen. The occasion was a theme week about renewable energy. View the web site for Bjerget continuation school here.

 

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Aarhus activity centre

Social psychiatric activity centre in Aarhus was at an excursion in the local area and had been recommended the Folkecenter as an interesting place to visit by some of their colleagues. That is why they came to visit the Folkecenter and saw solarcells, windmills and all the other exhibitions within renewable energy and energy savings which exists at the Folkecenter. View their web site here.

Social psychiatric activity centre Aarhus visit the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Boddum-Ydby school

Monday September 10th 2007 came the local school from Ydby with 65 pupils and three teachers to get a guided tour at the Folkecenter. The pupils have a theme week about energy and came to get information about renewable energy and energy savings.

View the Boddum-Ydby school web site here.


Boddum-Ydby school at Nordic Folkecenter


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Bistrup school

Bistrup school from Birkeroed was at camp school in the local area and therefore came to visit the Folkecenter Tuesday September 4th 2007. The school came with 42 pupils and 5 adults who got a tour at the different exhibitions at the Folkecenter regarding renewable energy and energy savings. The pupils were very enthusiastic and curious. View the Bistup school web site here.

Bistrup school, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Senior farmers

45 members of a senior farmers club from Himmerland came to visit the Nordic Folkecenter at August 15th 2007. The club was on a tour in the local area to see the church in Vestervig among other things before they came to the Folkecenter. The former farmers received general information about renewable energy and energy savings and were particularly interested in transportation with plant oil.

 

Senior farmers at Nordic Folkecenter

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Visit from the Netherlands

July 9th 2007 came a group a agricultural students from the Netherlands to visit the Folkecenter. The students came from Wageningen University and were on an excursion in Denmark to see several bio energy projects. At the Folkecenter they guided around at the exhibitions while they asked many questions.

View their website here.

 

Dutch visit at the Folkecenter

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Thisted senior community

June 19th 2007 came the only senior community in Thisted to visit Folkecenteret.

In Thisted senior community do they live to close together and have diner with each other once a month.

The admission term is to be over 60 years old. One of the visitors says:

"I have been here several times, because it is always very interesting."

At the picture below are the visitors drinking coffee outside after hearing about renewable energy and energy savings.

 

Thisted senior community visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Skive environmental organisation

Skive environmental organisation came June 19th 2007 to visit the Folkecenter. They were guided around and finished at the Folkecenter Test Station for Wave energy At the picture below are the visitors studying a solar cell that runs a pump. 

Skive egnens miljøforening besøger Folkecenteret


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Skive language school

May 31st 2007 came Skive language school to visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The 20 students from many different countries listened careful while they heard about the energy supply of the future, which is based on renewable energy. View the web site for Skive language school here.

 

Skive language school visit Folkecenter

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Danish Metalworkers Union

Folkecenter was May 29th 2007 visited by a delegation from the Danish Metalworkers Union. It was a very rainy day, but the group saw a little of Folkecenter and besides the Folkecenter Test Station for Wave Energy which they found very interesting. View the web site for the Danish Metalworkers Union here.

 

Danish Metalworkers Union visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Family gathering at Folkecenter

A local family had arrangered a family gathering that started at Folkecenter. The different generations were interested in how the energy supply of tomorrow will be produced.

 

Family gathering at Folkecenter


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Aadum school

At May 24th 2007 came Aadum school to visit Folkecenter.

Aadum sxhool came with a class of with eigth pupils and two teachers in the 11th grade.

At the picture below is a teacher taking pictures of the pupils who are told about the forms of transportation in the future. One third of the total Danish energy consume is used for transportation. We use fossil fuels for transportation, so we need new renewable energy fuels. Here is an energy efficient VW Lupo, which runs 33 km per liter.

 

 

Aadum school visit Folkecenter


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The Organic Agricultural College.

The Organic Agricultural College in Denmark was at May 24th 2007 at a field trip at Folkecenter with 17 agricultural students from Poland, Ukraine and Russia. They were taught about the many possibilities within the renewable energy supply of the future. View the web site for the Organic Agricultural College here.

 

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter

The Folkecenter strawbale house has been reconditioned after having lasted for almost 10 years in the Danish climate.

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter

These are pictures from the Folkecenter biodome.

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter

 

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter

 

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter

 

The Organic Agricultural College, Denmark at Folkecenter


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Aalborg engineer school

Tuesday May 22nd 2007 came Aalborg Engineer school to visit Folkecenter. 15 students came to Folkecenter as part of their preparations for their exam in environmental technology. The students heard about renewable energy and energy savings in general, but in particular about solar cells and solar heating. View the Aalborg engineer school web site here.

 

Aalborg engineer school, Nordic Folkecenter

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Vordingborg school

April 30th to May 2nd 2007 came a 10th grade class from Vordingborg school for an excursion at Folkecenteret.

At the first day were the students guided around at Folkecenter. At the second day they were given lectures about the transportation forms of the future, wind energy and solar cells.

In the afternoon saw the students the 40 meter high 525 kW windmill that Folkecenter owns in Hanstholm. After that they visited the Folkecenter test station for wave energy and a biogas plant in Skinnerup, which use the waste from the farmer's animal production to produce heat and electricity. The school came with 2 teachers and 28 students. A teacher says: "We have come to see how the world looks like outside the class room. It is important for the students to see the things in the real world and in natural size."

 

Vordingborg school visit Folkecenter


 

Vordingborg school visit Folkecenter

 

Vordingborg school visit Folkecenter

 

Vordingborg school visit Folkecenter


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2006

Morsoe high school

A class at Morsoe high school had an energy project and in relation to that did they visit Folkecenter at April 30th 2007. The students were guided around at Folkecenter to view the exhibitions, while they received information about the energy form of the future. A teacher says: "We visited Folkecenter in the autumn 2006 with great success". View the web site for Morsoe high school here.

Morsoe high school visit Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Birkelund school

April 26th 2007 came Birkelund school to visit Folkecenter.

A teacher in physics says:

"The students has a theme this week about the different kinds of energy forms and as a part of this did we come to visit Folkecenter." The students were at first guided around at Folkecenter and then went to visit the Folkecenter Test Station for Wave Energy. View the Birkelund school web site here.

Birkelundsskolen på Folkecenteret


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University of Exeter

April 17th was Folkecenter visited by a group of of students from England, who wanted to see the many possibilities of renewable energy and energy savings.

The students came from University of Exeter, where they study the many aspects of renewable energy.

The tour started at the Folkecenter windmill in Hanstholm. After that did the group visit a farm biogas plant and the Folkecenter Test Station for Wave Energy.

And finally they got a guided tour at Folkecenteret.

View the web site for University of Exeter here.
University of Exeter
Here are the students at a biogas plant.

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Ekocentrum Sweden

Thursday April 12th 2007 was Folkecenter visited by Ekocentrum Sweden.

In the morning was the Swedish group guided around at Folkecenter and in the afternoon was Folkecenteret in charge of presentations at different places.

At first at decentralized combined heating and power station, which supplies 260 house holds in Noerre Vorupoer with energy. Then the Folkecenter 525 kW windmill, which is placed in Hanstholm. It is 40 meters high and produces 1.400.000 kWh annually, which is equal to the electrical consume of 300 house holds for a year.

After that a farm biogas plant, which makes a farmer 100% self-sufficient with renewable energy.

And finally a visit at the Folkecenter Test Station For Wave Energy.

Read more about Ekocentrum Sweden here.

 

Ekocentrum Sweden at Folkecenter

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Kalnes upper secondary school

At April 12th 2007 was Folkecenter visited by group of agricultural students from Norway: Kalnes upper secondary school. The students had come in order to get information about the role of agriculture in the renewable energy society of the future.
Kalnes school at Folkecenter       Kalnes school at Folkecenter
Read more about the school here.

 


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Copenhagen DC

April 3rd 2007 had Copenhagen DC arranged a visit at Folkecenter. Copenhagen DC is a consultancy company, which for a period of 12 days has guided a delegation around in Denmark to see different energy related places. The delegation consisted of 6 Russians, 7 Ukrainians and 7 Uzbekistanis, who are all working with energy. Read more about Copenhagen DC here.

Copenhagen DC visits Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Herrup school

Three pupils from Herrup school and one parent came March 13 2007 to receive information about environment and renewable energy. As you can see at the picture below did they record the meeting on video. View the Herrup school web site here.  

Herrup school


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Environment and biological conditions in green grounds

March 13 2007 had Sandmoseskolen in Brovst a group with 17 participants at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The participants are taking the course: "Environment and biological conditions in green grounds" and are being educated for landscape gardeners who are working in municipalities and at nurseries.

 

Sandmoseskolen visit Folkecenter


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Natural science society and Japanese group

Monday March 12 2007 Folkecenter was visited by Natural science society from East Jutland.

Group is consisting of 5 high school teachers who are part of a bigger East Jutlandic science network.

The network consists at the moment of 5 high schools: Egaa Gymnasium, Horsens Statsskole, Marselisborg Gymnasium, Silkeborg Gymnasium and Aarhus Statsgymnasium. The network is divided into 4 groups, of which the one that is working with renewable energy visited Folkecenter, because we basically cover all aspects of renewable energy, as they said.

At the same time was a Japanese group, which is visiting Denmark, guided around at Folkecenter.

The Japanese have an electrical company in the western part of Japan and are in Denmark in order to get inspiration for their company.

 

 

Natural science society and Japanese group at Folkecenter



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Haugaardshus school

March 1st 2007 came Haugaardshus school to take a look at the energy saving exhibitions at Folkecenter. At the picture below are the students looking at the Folkecenter plant oil lab, where we produce our own rape seed oil, which can be used as fuel for the car in the background. Haugaardhus is a treatment facility for children in the age of 8 - 18, but also a school. Learn more about Haugaardshus here.

 

Haugaardshus school at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Viborg high school

A class from Viborg high school was in week 8 visited by a class a Norwegian high school. The two classes were divided into nine groups at six persons, which had to write a report about different aspects of renewable energy. This is a tradition, which the schools have had for eight years and a visit at Folkecenter has always been a part of the tradition.

 


 

Viborg high school at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The students are informed by their teacher at SkibstedFjord.

Viborg high school at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The students received teaching, in the background, and worked with their assignments at the right.


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Moeldrup school

Moeldrup school visited Folkecenter wednedsday February 7th with a class from grade 10 and 25 pupils. The pupils came to get information about especially alternative transportation and renewable energi in general. The pupils are taking part of a Comenius program, which is a part of the EU Sokrates program which is meant to promoto the quality and strengthen the European dimension in the teaching in the educations - all the way from preschool to university level. After a lecture and a guided tour at Folkecenter the pupils visited the Folkecenter Test Station for Waveenergy, which is the only opportunity to test wave energy models in Denmark. View Moeldrup school web site here.

 

Moeldrup school at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Vestjylland Folk High School

Tuesday February 6th 2007 Vestjylland Folk High School visit Folkecenter.

The School has a special class for sustainable development, which works with different ecological aspects in theory as well as practice.

The group that came to visit Folkecenter attends this class and they were a mix of seven Danes and four Hungarians.  View their web site and learn more about the sustainable development class here. At the picture below is the head of information Jane Kruse showing rape seed oil and cake, which can be used for animal fodder.


Vestjylland Folk High School visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


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Grindsted high school

Grindsted high school came for a visit January 17th 2007 with 8 senior students and 2 of their teachers. The students worked with the subjects wind, water, geothermal energy and bio energy and came to Folkecenter to get information.  It was raining a lot that day so the students did not get a guided tour, but a lecture by the head of information at Folkecenter Jane Kruse. Read more about Grindsted high school here.

Grindsted high school visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Study group from Serbia and Rumania

January 16th came a study group of farmers and officials from Serbia and Rumania. The officials came from the local Ministry of Agriculture in Vojvodina. At this picture the group is seen by the new heating system at Folkecenter, which combines several forms of renewable energy.

 

Study group from Serbia and Rumania visit Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Svankjaer Continuation School

Svankjaer Continuation School visited at January 15th 2007 Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The students came to hear about renewable energy and energy savings. At the picture below are the students next to the Folkecenter hydrogen car. Visit Svankjaer Continuation School's web site here.

Svankjaer Continuation School visits Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

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Sandmoseskolen

January 9th 2007 came Sandmoseskolen with a group to in order visit Folkecenteret. Sandmoseskolen is a department under AMU-Nordjylland and the group at eigth persons is participating in a course with the title: "Environment and biological conditions in green plants". They are taking an education for Groundsmen, who are typically taking care of sports- and park facilities. They visited Folkecenter to get inspiration for their education. Read more about Sandmoseskolen and AMU-Nordjylland here

 

Sandmoseskolen at Folkecenter


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EUC North West

In week 49 2006 the HG classes at EUC North West are working with an interdisciplinary project, which is called Environment and resources. The students have to write a paper about a subject within the environment, renewable energy and energy savings. That is their reason for visiting Folkecenter in order to get partly a lecture and partly a guided tour to see the many buildings and exhibitions.

Wednesday December 6th came six grades from the Thisted branch and Thursday three grades from the Nykoebing Mors branch.

See the web site for EUC North West here.

 

EUC Nordvest på Folkecenteret


 

EUC North West at Folkecenter


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Morsoe high school

Morsoe high school came November 23rd 2006 to visit Folkecenter. One of the classes was on a field trip and was working in groups with the subject: energy supply of the future. Learn about Morsoe high school here

Morsoe high school at Folkecenter


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Borris Landbrugs- og naturskole

Wednesday the 22nd of November 2006 Folkecenter was visited by a group of students from Rumania.

The students goes to Borris Landbrugs- og naturskole and came to Folkecenter in order to hear about especially rape seed oil, wind energy, cleaning of water and solar energy.

Borris Landbrugs- og naturskole builds on 100 years of experiences as an agricultural school with proud traditions.

Read more about Borris Landbrugs- og naturskoles at their web site here. The visitors says:

"We are agricultural students from Rumania who are in Denmark to study for 2 years. We get the basic Danish farming education and 16 months of practical work experience at Danish farmers.

We hope to get ideas and knowledge so we get the opportunity to show something and perhaps start something with agriculture in our homeland.

Yours sincerely and thank you for a good visit

 12 students from Borris Landbrugs- og naturskole."

 

Borris Landbrugs- og naturskole at Folkecenter


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Day house Thisted

Day house Thisted came to visit Folkecenter October 30 2006 in order to hear about energy savings and renewable energy. Day house Thisted offers treatment for people with mental illnesses, people who are living at home and come for treatment at day time.3 of the visitors say:

"It has been very interesting and Haris was very good at telling in an empathetic way."

"Hope you get a lot of funding for a lot of ideas."

"Think it has been enormously exiting and has given one a lot to think about."

 

Dayhouse Thisted at Folkecenter


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Sjoerringvold Continuation School

October 26th 2006 a group from Sjoerringvold Continuation School to visit Folkecenter.

The day before the visit had the students learned about renewable energy and energy savings, so they came to Folkecenter to see the theory in praxis.

Sjoerringvold Continuation School is a school especially for dyslexic. "Team 2 from Sjoerringvold Continuation School has been given a guided tour. It was incredible interesting and we got A LOT of information. Thank you for an exiting morning. We could have spent much more time here."

See more about Sjoerringvold Continuation School here.

 

Sjoerringvold Continuation School at Folkecenter


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Nr. Nissum Continuation School

October 24th 2006 the 10th grade at Nr. Nissum Continuation School came to visit Folkecenter.

The students came with their physics/chemistry teacher, because they have just finished learning about solar cells and later on have to work with fuel cells.

At Folkecenter it is possible to see the many different solar cells work in practice so the school had decided to visit Folkecenter. The teachers and students says:

"A lot of figures and information, but super interesting. We have material for later work."

See more about Nr. Nissum Continuation School here.

 

Nr. Nissum Continuation School at Folkecenter


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Visitors in the autumn holiday

Folkecenter has in week 42, 2006 (the autumn holiday for the schools) had guided tours Monday and Thursday at 11am - 13am. We had a lot of visitors, young as well as old, who wanted to hear more about energy savings and renewable energy. One of the visitors says:

Incredible inspiring for both children and adult. You get a both living and current update about the possibilities and needs to create “new energy” in our society.”

Esben Lauge Sørensen, Engineer.

 

 

Visitors in the autumn holiday at Folkecenter 2006


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Aalborg Technical High School

October 11th 2006 came a class from Aalborg Technical High School to Folkecenter to hear about energy savings and renewable energy. The students came to visit Folkecenter as part of a theme about renewable energy. See more about Aalborg Technical High School here.

 

Aalborg Technical High School at Folkecenter


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Engineering College of Aarhus

Thursday October 5th 2006 Folkecenter was visited by a group of four students from the Engineering College of Aarhus.

They are writing a paper about alternative fuels and came to Folkecenter to get guidance.

The title of the project is: Fossile fuels versus renewable energy, and is about wind power and plant oil/bio diesel.

They say: "It was a very interesting tour, which has given a lot of inspiration for our report". Read more about the Engineering College of Aarhus here.

Students of engineering at Folkecenter

They were busy taking notes.

 


Students of engineering at Folkecenter


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Viborg District Heating

Thursday September 28th 2006 came a group from Viborg District Heating to visit Folkecenter.

They came to learn about renewable energy and also visited the Folkecenter Test Station for Wave Energy.

See more about Viborg District Heating here.
Viborg District Heating at Folkecenter


 

Viborg District Heating at Folkecenter


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Silkeborg College of Education

For the last two years the nature class at Silkeborg College of Education has visited Folkecenter. Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th September 2006 a new  group came in order to learn more about renewable energy and energy savings. Read more about Silkeborg College of Education here.

 

Silkeborg College of Education at Folkecenter


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Friends of Folkecenter

Monday September 25th Folkecenter was visited by a group of friends, who were interested in renewable energy. The got a guided tour at Folkecenter and among many other things they saw the SkibstedFjord building, as seen below.

 

Visit at Folkecenter


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Vald. Birn iron foundry

At September 21st 2006 Folkecenter was visited by a group from the iron foundry Vald. Birn A/S. The group spend an evening after work to hear about energy savings, renewable energy and to see the exhibitions at Folkecenter. Read more about Vald. Birn iron foundry here.

 

Vald. Birn iron foundry at Folkecenter


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The senior club for leaders from Skive

Thursday September 21st 2006 the senior club for leaders was guided around at Folkecenter. They were seeking general information about renewable energy and energy savings.

 

The senior club for leaders from Skive at Folkecenter


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DS Senior blacksmith club Ringkoebing county.

Folkecenter was on September 21 2006 visited by the Senior blacksmith club from Ringkoebing county. They came to get information about energy savings and renewable energy.

 

DS senior blacksmith club at Folkecenter


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Bistrup School, Birkeroed

Bistrup School from Birkeroed came on September 12th 2006 to see Folkecenter.

The group consisted of a 6th grade with 15 pupils and 2 teachers.
A teacher from Bistrup School had heard about Folkecenter from a colleague and therefore decided that it could be interesting to visit Folkecenter.

See the Bistrup School homepage here.
Bistrup school at Folkecenter

 

Bistrup school at Folkecenter


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Sydthy Friskole visit Folkecenter

Sydthy Friskole came to Folkecenter at September 12th 2006 with 14 pupils and 1 teacher. Learn more about Sydthy Friskole here.

 

Sydthy Friskole at Folkecenter


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Visit from New Zealand

September 12th 2006 came Allan J. McKenzie from New Zealand to visit Folkecenter.

He is now living in Hong Kong, but is planning to move to his country of origin, New Zealand, where he will start an ecological community.

McKenzie and his wife came to Folkecenter to get inspiration for the foundation of this centre. Allan J. McKenzie at Folkecenter

 

Allan J. McKenzie at Folkecenter


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SF Silkeborg visit Folkecenter

On September 9th 2006 The Socialist Peoples Party (SF) from the town of Silkeborg came to visit Folkecenter to hear more about renewable energy. See more about SF Silkeborg here.
 

SF Silkeborg visit Folkecenter


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Japanese visit

At September 11 2006 came two persons from Japan, who works with environmental protection, to visit Folkecenter. They came to get inspiration for their work in Japan and took a lot of pictures of the many exhibitions and buildings at Folkecenter.

 

Japanese visit at Folkecenter


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Langhoej School

The Langhoej School from Struer municipality has a theme about ”Water and Energy” and therefore they came to visit Folkecenter with 25 pupils and 2 teachers at September 6 2006.

It will be very interesting to see the biodome and the water for life plant”,
said one of the teachers.

Read more about The Langhoej School here.


Langhoej school at Folkecenter

 

 

Langhoej school at Folkecenter


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Thisted HTX

On August 29 2006 came the class 2. F from Thisted HTX to Folkecenter.

2. F has been taught about the global footprint in their technology class. The global footprint is an expression for how much energy, farm land and sea area you need to secure our daily consume.

The higher the footprint - the more natural resources you occupy. The Danish global footprint shows, that Denmark is one of the countries in the world with the highest consume of natural resources such as farm products, wood, food and fossil fuels. If all people on earth had our life style, it would require two extra planets. See more about Thisted HTX here.

 

Thisted HTX at Folkecenter

 

Thisted HTX at Folkecenter


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Group from Ringkoebing

A group of brain injured people from Ringkoebing county came on August 29 2006 to see Folkecenter. They were interested in renewable energy in general and got a tour at the centre.

 

Group from Ringkoebing at Folkecenter


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Environmental engineers from Sweden

The association of environmental engineers in Gothenburg, Sweden came to visit Folkecenter in the weekend 26th-27th of August. / of them came from Ekocentrum in Gothenburg. The subject was energy saving and renewable energy. One of cars that had taken our Swedish colleagues to Thy was running on ethanol. Today 10.000 cars run on ethanol in Sweden. In Gothenburg you can park for free, if the car uses ethanol. Read more about Ekocentrum here.

Environmental engineers from Sweden at Folkecenter

 

Environmental engineers at Folkecenter

 

Environmental engineers at Folkecenter

 

Environmental engineers at Folkecenter

Ford Focus running on hydrogen and Ford Focus running on ethanol.


Ford focus on Ethanol


In Gothenburg you can park for free, if the car uses ethanol. The green leaf on the road is the logo for ethanol.

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Research Centre Foulum

Once a year the Research Centre Foulum arrange a social excursion with a professional content.

After having seen the Folkecenter webpage they decided to visit Folkecenter on August 24 2006.

Research Centre Foulum is a part of the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, which deals with research and development within food and agriculture.

Read more about Research Centre Foulum here.
Research Centre Foulum

 

 

Research Centre Foulum


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Mors Senior Farmers Club

August 23rd 2006 came Mors Senior Farmers Club to Folkecenter to learn about renewable energy. They were especially interested in rape seed oil for transportation.

"It has been very interesting to see the many exciting things at Folkecenter",
says the chairman of the club.

Mors Senior Farmers Club has about 160 members and has different arrangements every month.
Mors Senior Farmers Club at Folkecenter


Mors Senior Farmers Club at Folkecenter


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Norrelandsskolen

In week 34 in 2006 Norrelandsskolen was at a four day visit at Folkecenter.

The purpose was for the students at the school to get to know each other better and to learn about renewable energy.

"After 1 hour guided tour I have learned more than I did in my entire years at the teachers college",
says one teacher.

See Norrelandsskolen homepage here.
Norrelandsskole at Folkecenter

 

Norrelandsskole at Folkecenter


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The Senior Folk High School in Nr. Nissum

On August 22 2006 the Senior Folk High School from Nr. Nissum in Lemvig had a theme day about renewable energy.

At first the head of information at Folkecenter, Jane Kruse, gave a lecture and then The Folk High School visited Folkecenter Test Station for wave energy and finally there was a guided tour at Folkecenter.

See the Senior Folk High School webpage here. The Senior High School at Folkecenter

 

The Senior High School at Folkecenter


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Farmers from Hobro

On May 30 came six farmers from Hobro with their spouses to see the exhibitions at Folkecenter.

In the past they had a common company called Alpro = alternative production and they have among other things invented a machine which cleans seed corn.

The company is now closed, but they are still meeting each other and are having tours for interesting places. E.g. they have been visiting a prison.
Farmers from Hobro at Folkecenter

 

Farmers from Hobro at Folkecenter


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Danish-Canadians came to get inspiration.

On May 29 2006 came a group of Danish-Canadians to visit Folkecenter. They were particularly interested in plant oil, solar cells and windmills.

The visitors believe that Canada can learn a lot from Denmark, especially regarding the use of plant oil.

At home in Canada the visitors have a company, which deals with renewable energy.

Per Westergaard says: "It has been very interesting to see your exhibition. We are here to get inspiration for our company in Canada".

Visit their homepage here.

Danish-Canadians at Folkecenter

Danish-Canadians at Folkecenter


 



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Hjerm School

On May 3rd 2006 Hjerm School came to Folkecenter to hear about renewable energy in general, but especially solar energy.

They came with two teachers and 37 pupils from grade 4 - 7, who all had a special theme week about the energy that the sun, water and wind can produce.

Read more about Hjerm School here. Hjerm School at Folkecenter in the couch of John Lennon

 

Hjerm School at Folkecenter


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2005

Nordvestjysk Handelsgymnasium 6, 7 og 8 December 2005

 Nordvestjysk Handelsgymnasium


NVH School visited Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy on 6, 7 and 8. December 2005.

See also

www.nvh.dk

 

Nordvestjysk Handelsgymnasium

 


6. December 2005

 


   

   

 


7. December 2005

 


   

   

 


8. December 2005

 

 

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Holstebro Technical College - 25. November 2005

 

HTX - Holstebro
Holstebro Technical College workes to solve the problems of global warming.  120 students work in twenty-five technoloy projects.


"Holstebro Technical College visited the Folkecenter on Nov.25 2005 and found it very inspirational in their learning of renewable technologies.  The Folkecenter is a fantastic place for this practical education and to see all these alternative technologies first hand."

 

Teachers: Bent, Aksel, Tom og Lars

See also www.holstebrots.dk

 

    



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Skyum Junior High School - 9. November 2005

 

Skyum Idrætsefterskole
Skyum Junior High School visited Folkecenter on 9. November 2005.The students are here to work with the 4 different Renewable Energy systems: Solar Thermal Plants, Solar cells, Plant oil cars and Hydrogen.



            
    


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Visit from Japan - 8. November 2005

 

Visit from Japan

20 professors and engineers from different universities in Japan visited Folkecenter to collect experiences about technology project Wave Star, which was presented by Managing Director, M.Sc., M.E. Per Resen Steenstrup.
After the presentation the group made on a guided tour at Folkecenter


Visit from Japan

 

Concerning Wave Star, visit: www.WaveStarEnergy.com

 

           


Japaneese professsors in visit   



 



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Maskinmesterskolen Aalborg (Marine Engineer School Aalborg) - 2. November 2005

 

Aalborg Maskinmester Skole
"The students are here to see the different Renewable Energy systems.
Folkecenter is the place where you see all of them in use.
For example: solar collectors, Wave-Dragon, biomass for combustion engines ect."

Says teacher John Midtgaard

Aalborg Maskinmester Skole

 

See also: www.mmskole.aats.dk and www.wavedragon.net

 


Maskinmester        Maskinmester




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Sædding Junior High School - 2. November 2005

 


Sædding Junior High School visited Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy on 2. November 2005.
Sædding Junior High School



Seding



           




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Holstebro Technical School - 31. October 2005

Holstebro Technical School - visited Folkecenter on 31. October 2005
HTX - autoafdeling Holstebro


 


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Agricultural school students and Vestas fitters - 29. October 2005

Agricultural school students and Vests fitters visited Folkecenter on 29. October 2005.
Vestas fitters from Viborg

 

 


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Møldrup School - 29 October 2005

"Møldrup School participates in a professional EU COMENIUS – school-project, together with 4 schools from Poland, Germany, France and Northern Ireland. The students are going to communicate through internet and are exchanging experiences from the 5 countries."

Told Preben Dahlgaard, Headmaster on Møldrup School.

Møldrup Skole

 


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ATC International

Visited Folkecenter on 26. October 2005.
 See www.AtS.dk

 HTX Viby

 



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Arendal School, Norway and Viborg Grammar School

Arendal School, Norway and Viborg Grammar School visited Folkecenter on 25. October 2005.

Arendal Videregående skole, Norge og Viborg Amtsgymnasium

 

          


   



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Jutland Northwest Centre for Education - 24. October 2005

Jutland Northwest Centre for Education - Thisted came to Folkecenter on 24. October 2005 for gather information about energy savings and renewable energy.

 

For more information about the centre see, www.nvu.dk
NVU - Thisted

 


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Asylcenter Brovst - 11. October 2005

Asylcenter Brovst visited Folkecenter on 11. October 2005.
Asylcenter Brovst

 





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A delegation from Shanghai - 4. Oktober 2005

A delegation from Shanghai, China, visited Folkecenter on 4. October 2005 to discuss transfer of technology. Mr. Li Gong Tao was leader of the delegation. Mr. Leif Pinholt, director, DVF, arranged the visit.

Li Gong Tao and Preben Maegaard

 

 




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Ydby free school - 4. October 2005

Ydby free school 6. and 7. class took the bike to Folkecenter - 4. October 2005

Ydby free school - 4. October 2005

 


            

 


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Blidstrup Continuation School, Mors  - 3. October 2005

Blidstrup Continuation School, Mors made a visit to Folkecenteret on October 3.  2005.
Blidstrup Ungdomsskole - 3. oktober 2005

 


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HTX class, EUC Esbjerg - 3. October 2005

HTX class from Esbjerg made a study tour to Folkecenter on 3. October 2005.

HTX class, EUC Esbjerg

 


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Silkeborg Teacher's College - 29.-30. September 2005

From Silkeborg Teacher's College fifteen students and their professors came to Folkecenter on 29.-30. September 2005 for training within energy savings and renewable energy.

The photos show a vivid interest in the Folkecenter Hydrogen Ford Focus and the big 36 panels solar clock that is being installed.


Silkeborg

 



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Skyum Junior High School

 

What makes this Toyota Hilux so interesting?

Jane Kruse, Folkecenter, was on 13. September 2005 invited to Skyum Junior High School to inform about energy savings and the motor fuels of the future.

The Toyota has run 100.000 km always using PPO, pure plant oil, without any problems

Plant oil car runs 100.000 km


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Environmental technicians from the County of Ringkøbing

Environmental technicians from the County of Ringkøbing made a study tour to Folkecenter on 9. September 2005.

Miljoteknikerne




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Erwin Köberle

Erwin Köberle, one of Europe's most important pioneers within biogas, made a visit to Folkecenter with his family on August 24. 2005. He is now manufacturer of biogas plants in Southern Germany. Erwin worked for three years at Folkecenter at the end of the 1980'ies.

See: http://www.folkecenter.net/gb/tech-trans/technologies/farm-biogas

Erwin Koberle

 


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Ørum Fællesskole 8. class

The 25. August 2005 was Ørum Fællesskole on study trip at Folkecenter.

       



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Visit from Iceland

February 15 and 16 2006.

Bergthora Skuladottir from Iceland has visited Folkecenter to get inspiration for the start of a new ecological center at Iceland.

She says:

"Dear people at Folkecenter

Thank you for your hospitality and for showing me all the interesting solutions you have here at Folkecenter. It has been very inspiring.

Best wishes for the future."

Bergthora "Begga" Skuladottir
Sesselja house
Solheimar
Island
Bergthora Skuladottir


 


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Ecological entrepreneurs visit Folkecenter

Vestjyllands Højskole (A Danish "Folk high school") has a group of students called ecological entrepreneurs, who came to visit the Folkecenter February 20 2006.

The students came to get inspiration and gather experience.

Vestjyllands Højskole is an international school with students from Argentina, Poland, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Hungary and Denmark.

Visit Vestjyllands Højskole.
ecological entrepreneurs
ecological entrepreneurs


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Visit from Skive college of education

On February 9 2006 Skive college of education came to visit Folkecenter. A physics class received information about solar cells and transport.
Solarcells



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Japanese visit

On March 2nd 2006 came the Danish - Japanese Kenji Stefan Suzuki to visit Folkecenter with a group of students from four different universities.

The students had a good experience, even though they were cold.


Kenji Stefan Suzuki with japanese visitors


Kenji Stefan Suzuki with japanese visitors

 

Kenji Stefan Suzuki with japanese visitors


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Czech visit

A group of students from The Czech Repuclic co-operates with Nordvestjysk uddannelsescenter (NVU) about building a solar car. They came to visit Folkecenteret on March 3rd 2006 to get informationers about renewable energy in general and solar cells in specific. See NVU homepage. 
Czech visit

 

Czech visit

 


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Italian delegation

At February 23 – 24 an Italian delegation came to visit Folkecenter. They were here to study biomass and get inspiration for a similar production in Trento, Italy. The Italian delegation was composed by 4 members of C.L.A., Consorzio Lavoro Ambiente, which is a system of 53 companies that is working in environmental issues, ecologies, services and training. It promotes the single cooperatives and the research in new developing fields in the zone of the province of Trento. Other 2 participants of the trip are members of the Federation of the cooperatives located in the province of Trento.

 


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Engineer students from Herning

March 14 2006.

4 students at 4. semester from the Engineer School in Herning came to visit Folkecenter to get information about small windmills in the size 400 Watt to 10kW.

The 4 students have to, in co-operation with a Danish company, make a sugestion for how to build a small windmill.
Engineer students from Herning

 

Engineerstudents from Herning


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Thisted Friskole

The pupils in grade 4 - 8 at Thisted Friskole have a feature week about the future and the energy sources.

For that reason they found it appropriate to visit Folkecenteret on March 15 2006.

They came with 22 pupils and 3 adults.
See more about Thisted Friskole here.
Thisted Friskole

 

Thisted Friskole

 

Thisted Friskole


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General Assembly in Green Families at Folkecenter

On March 18th 2006 the board of the green consumer movement Green Families was guided over Folkecenter.

After the guided tour they had lunch and then General Assembly in SkibstedFjord.

See Green Families homepage here.

Green Families
Green Families

 



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Viborg Amtsgymnasium

On March 17th 2006 came 27 students from Viborg Amtsgymnasium to Folkecenter.

They were at a geography excursion and needed isspiration for reports about renewable energy

Viborg Amtsgymnasium

Viborg Amtsgymnasium



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Noerre Nissum Teacher-Training College

On March 27 2006 Noerre Nissum Teacher-Training College came to visit Folkecenter. They say: "We are students from Noerre Nissum Teacher-Training College, who have a theme about energy. So we decided to visit Folkecenteret, to get information about renewable energy.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely Noerre Nissum TTC". Noerre Nissum Teacher-Training College

 

Nørre Nissum seminarium


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Aarhus Commercial School

On March 28 2006 Folkecenter was visited by a class from the commercial school in Aarhus. Their teacher Lars Bech says: "The point of this visit is to hear/see how it is possible to use renewable energy.
How biomass, hydrogen etc. can be used for production of energy.
How actions in the daily life can result in a smaller production of energy
."
Aarhus Commercial School Aarhus Commercial School



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Struer municipality

On March 29 2006 came a group of people from Struer municipality to Folkecenter.

They say:

"Thank you for the conducted tour.
It was well told and meaningful. It as cold, but very interesting. We hope to come here in June/July for a couple of days with more time and a better weather.
"

Yours sincerely

Gert Aage Christensen
Struer municipality

 

Struer municipality


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Kongshoejgaard School of Production

On April 6 2006 came a group from  Kongshoejgaard School of Production to Folkecenter.

"We have been here to watch and learn about the possibilities in renewable energy; to get information for the students about consume, recycling and another way to think; to think about your own consume.

An interesting visit"

Kongshoejgaard School of Production

 

Click here and read more about  Kongshoejgaard School of Production
Kongshoejgaard School of Production

 

 

Kongshoejgaard School of Production

Kongshoejgaard School of Production


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Tvind students

On April 12 2006 came a small group of students and teachers from Tvind to visit Folkecenter. They were seeking information about technologies that are suited for villages in Africa. "Today we visited the Folkecenter. We got concrete and committed encouragement to work for 100% renewable energy in the world, away from fossil fuels and for energy in Africa. For the sake of people.
Thank you Folkecenter.
From Tvindkraft: Allan, Britta, Conny and Jasper."

 

See Tvindkraft homepage here.
Tvind students

 

 

Tvind students


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The Senior High School

On April 25 2006 the Senior Folk High School in Nr. Nissum had a theme day with a lecture about renewable energy in the morning by Ole Stein from Folkecenter. In the afternoon The Senior Folk High School came to visit Folkecenter with a group of 67 students. See more about The Senior Folk High School here.

 

The Senior High School


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The Danish Center for Green Vocational Training (DCJ)

May 15th came a group of students from The Danish Center for Green Vocational Training to Folkecenter.

The students wanted to hear about green waste water treatment, because it is a part of their education.

See more about DCJ here
DCJ at Folkecenter

 

DCJ at Folkecenter


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Holstebro municipality environmental department

May 19 2006 Holstebro municipality got a tour at Folkecenter by one of our information staff. See Holstebro municipality homepage here.
Holstebro municipality at Folkecenter

 

Holstebro municipality at Folkecenter

 

Holstebro municipality at Folkecenter


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Hanstholm Friskole

On June 13 came Hanstholm Friskole to visit Folkecenter with 22 pupils and two teachers.The pupils have the subject alternative energy and visited Folkecenter to get general information about the erngy forms of the future.

The director of the school Poul Erik Skov Sørensen says:
 "It was a very interesting tour".

See the homepage for Hanstholm Friskole here.
Hanstholm Friskole at Folkecenter

 The pupils came to Folkecenter on bikes.

 

Hanstholm Friskole at Folkecenter


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The Limfjord school

On June 20th came The Limfjord school to Folkecenter with 85 people - 44 students, 31 employees and 12 children.

Vice-principal Karsten Loet says:

 "The Limfjord school is a special boarding school in the northern part of Jutland for mentally handicapped people in the age 16-18 years.

We educate the mentally handicapped to get a life as independent as possible.

We came to visit Folkecenter, because it is possible here both to see and touch the exhibits, which is important for the learning of the students."

Visit their homepage here.
The Limfjord school at Folkecenter

 

The Limfjord school at Folkecenter


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Brovst VUC

June 23rd came Brovst VUC (Adult Education Center) to see the exhibitions at Folkecenter. Brovst VUC came with 23 teachers and office workers as part of their annual field trip for the staff. Brovst VUC is constantly trying to innovate, which Folkecenter is known for. See the homepage for VUC Nordjyllands here.
Brovst VUC at Folkecenter

 


Brovst VUC at Folkecenter


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Senior Citizens from Struer

August 9th 2006 came a group of senior citizens from Struer to visit Folkecenter. The group consists of former colleagues from a job centre, which go on tours on a regular basis to visit interesting places. The reason for the group to visit Folkecenter is partly curiosity and partly to get information about how to minimize pollution.
Visit at Folkecenter - The largest masonry stove in Denmark

 

 

Visit at Folkecenter

 


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The Borgerskole in Lemvig

August 22 2006 came 13 visitors from the Borgerskole in Lemvig to visit Folkecenter. They were seeking information’s about renewable energy in general and found it very interesting to see the many exhibitions. The Borgerskole is a boarding house under YMCA’s social work for people with social problems. See the homepage for the Borgerskole here.

 

Borgerskolen at Folkecenter


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