James Blyth — Britain's First Modern Wind Power Pioneer

  title={James Blyth — Britain's First Modern Wind Power Pioneer},
  author={Trevor Price},
  journal={Wind Engineering},
  pages={191 - 200}
  • T. Price
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • History
  • Wind Engineering
The American, Charles Brush is often credited with being the first person to use a wind powered machine to generate electricity, which operated for the first time during the winter of 1887. However, earlier in July 1887, Professor James Blyth, a Scottish academic of Anderson's College, Glasgow (which later became Strathclyde University) was undertaking very similar experiments to Brush, which culminated in a UK patent in 1891. Likewise the Dane, Poul La Cour, is known to have constructed… 

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