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date: 17 August 2017

Blyth, James

Source:
A Dictionary of Energy Science
Author(s):

Nick Jelley

Blyth, James (1839–1906) A Scottishengineer 

who invented the world’s first wind turbine that was used for generating electricity in July 1887. It had a vertical axis with cloth-covered turbine blades, which were 10 m in diameter. The generated electricity was stored in batteries.

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