Wind Power History: Marcellus Jacobs Interview

Marcellus Jacobs, a seminal figure in wind power history, not only invented the first practical, durable, and fault-tolerant wind-powered electrical generating system but also sold his system commercially for over 20 years.

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Marcellus Jacobs posing with a model of one of his durable, fault-tolerant wind power generators.
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