People have been using wind energy since ancient times. It has been used to propel boats, pump water, grind grain, and in the last few centuries, generate electricity. These would not be possible without a few visionaries thinking outside the box. Windpower Engineering & Development magazine would like to recognize nine pioneers behind many wind developments.
1. Greek engineer and mathematician, Heron of Alexandria, claims the earliest account of using a windwheel (wind-driven wheel) to power an organ in the 1st century.
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