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Vertical Windmills used in Northwestern Europe for grinding flour.
First known wind turbine used to produce electricity in Scotland.
First known US wind turbine used to produce electricity.
Approximately 2,500 windmills with a combined peak power capacity of 30 megawatts are being used across Denmark
The Society of Wind Electricians holds its first course on wind electricity.
72 electricity-generating wind power systems are running across Denmark.
A vertical-axis wind turbine design called the Darrieus wind turbine is patented by Georges Jean Marie Darrieus
A horizontal-axis wind turbine similar to the ones we use today is built in Yalta.
A NASA wind turbine program to develop utility-scale wind turbines starts.
The first US wind farm is put online, producing enough power for up to 4,149 homes.
The world's first wind farm including 20 wind turbines is put online
A 3.2-megawatt wind turbine is developed by the NASA wind turbine program. It has “the first large-scale variable speed drive train and a sectioned, two-blade rotor,” which allows for easier transport.
46 wind farms are online in the US, providing enough power for up to nearly 300,000 homes.
Vestas produces its first offshore wind turbine.
Global wind power capacity reaches 6,100 megawatts.
Global wind power capacity reaches 10,200 megawatts.
Global wind power capacity reaches 17,400 megawatts.
Global wind power capacity reaches 31,100 megawatts.
Global wind power capacity reaches 59,091 megawatts.
226 wind farms are online in the US, providing enough power for up to 2.2 million homes.
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