Today I would like to talk about wind energy in, basically, two parts. I would like to bring to your attention some of the developments that have occurred in the 20th century. Many of us who have gone through school in the last 25-30 years don't recall anywhere in our engineering education much information dealing with wind energy, and that may come as a surprise to you as it did to me, to learn how much has actually been done in the 20th century to develop large scale wind-driven machines. After I get through with that introduction I would like to briefly outline the program that the National Science Foundation and the Lewis Research Center have put together for the next five years.

Meeting Name

1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings


Solar and Wind Energy

Document Version

Final Version

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© 1974 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

26 Apr 1974