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A look at Wind Power

 Gary L. Johnson
  28th-Sep-2016
Description: Alternate Energy Activities:- The first use of a large windmill to generate electricity was a system built in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1888 by Charles F. Brush. The Brush machine was a postmill with a multiple-bladed "picketfence" rotor 17 meters in diameter, featuring a large tail hinged to turn the rotor out of the wind. It was the first windmill to incorporate a step-up gearbox (with a ratio of 50:1) in order to turn a direct current generator at its required operational speed (in this case, 500 RPM.).
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Domain: Energy
Category: Wind/Water/Geo
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Alternate Energy Activities
A look at Wind Power

Wind Power
The first use of a large windmill
to generate electricity was a
system built in Cleveland,
Ohio, in 1888 by Charles F.
Brush. The Brush machine
was a postmill with a
multiple-bladed "picketfence" rotor 17 meters in
diameter, featuring a large
tail hinged to turn the rotor
out of the wind. It was the
first windmill to incorporate a
step- ... See more

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