23 Mar '12, 3pm

Early Days of Wind Power — Looking Through a GE Lens

Early Days of Wind Power — Looking Through a GE Lens

Since GE is a world leader in wind turbines and wind project investment, I thought I’d follow up on that GE data visualization I wrote about on Tuesday by digging into the annual reports app. I was interested in exploring GE’s role in wind power in the “early days” of this still rather nascent industry, while also using this opportunity to reflect on the birth and early growth of the industry overall. (To stroll through GE’s interactive timeline of wind power development or development in other sectors yourself, just go to the data visualization , click on the keyword/topic you want to explore, and then click on any of the colorful little squares). Strolling through that early history, here are some of the interesting wind power milestones GE was involved in, with extra thoughts on the side: Early Contract with NASA to Design Wind Generator In its first mention of wind (in...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/23/early-days-of-wind-po...

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