History of Wind Power
July 1887-- Glasgow, Scotland
Professor James Blyth of Anderson's College builds the first windmill for electricity production.
Scientist Poul la Cour founded the Society of Wind Electricians. He was the first to disover that fast rotating wind turbines with fewer blades were most efficient in generating electricity production.
Joe nad Marcellus Jacobs open the Jacobs Wind factory, producing wind turbine generators which are used on farms to charge batteries and power lighting.
Frenchman George Darrieus invents the first vertical axis wind turbine, which is still in use today.
The world's first megawatt wind turbine is built and connected to the power grid in Castleton, Vermont.
1980--New Hampshire, U.S.
The world's first wind farm, consisting of 20 turbines, is built in New Hampshire.
The first offshore wind farm is created in Vindeby, in the southern part of Denmark. The farm consists of 11 450 kilowatt turbines.
Global wind energy generating capacity exceeds 39,000 megawatts.
U.S. wind power produced enough electricity to power over 2.5 million homes.