This is good …

Winds Of Change :: Stories of a dawning Wind Power Industry is Danish wind pioneer Erik Grove-Nielsen’s story of the early years of the wind industry. It’s very much a work in progress, but it shows very well how things have come on since the 1970s.

Woody’s gone

Forrest S. “Woody” Stoddard passed away last week. He was a pioneer of wind energy in the USA, first working on the UMass Wind Furnace, then dedicated his life to the industry.

Without people like Woody Stoddard, there wouldn’t be large scale wind energy today.

you go, Glen!

Congratulations are due to Glen Estill, who got his two Vestas V82s on the Bruce Peninsula running today. Glen is a pioneer of wind energy in Ontario, and we’re all grateful to him for his tireless work for the industry.

Update: further to my wind turbines from space obsession, I found Glen’s original V80 turbine at 44° 56′ 46.42″ N, 81° 15′ 47.12″ W.