World's First Windfarm

1980 CECalifornia

"The first large (utility-scale) wind farms are installed in California. As a result, many important lessons are learned, such as greater awareness of environmental affects and proper siting — where wind turbines are installed — which lead to the development of lower impact designs."

"History of U.S. Wind Energy," U.S. Department of Energy.

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