Saab-Scania Manufactured Wind Turbines In 1975

Posted on 06. Aug, 2008 by in 2000-2009, Wind Turbines

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Photo Credit: Saab-Scania AB

According to the book, the Saab-Scania Story, in 1975 Saab-Scania AB turned to their aerospace division at the time to use propellers not for aircraft propulsion, but for wind turbines.

At the time, much like today, everyone was looking to develop alternative energy sources. For this reason, Saab-Scania researchers and designers worked on the development of a wind-powered alternator, utilizing all of their aerodynamics and propeller engineering prowess.

The first wind turbine was installed in Älvkarleby, Sweden that produced a unit that stood at 32 meters (105 feet) tall, with a blade diameter of 18m (59 feet) that produced 150Megawatt hours per year.

If only this research, development and production continued since then.

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