Global Wind Day 2018

For Global Wind Day 2018 we thought it would be a nice to have a look at the history of Wind energy. From it's beginnings to the future. We realised we only really looked at the here and now for wind. Then we thought, how the heck did we get here?

A Brief History of Wind Energy

 

For Global Wind Day 2018 we thought it would be a nice to have a look at the history of Wind energy. From it’s beginnings to the future. We realised we only really looked at the here and now for wind. Then we thought, how the heck did we get here? Today with turbines the size of enormous buildings, floating turbines and how the blazes did we even start getting electricity from the wind?!

So, what follows is a brief history of wind. Not everything is in there, obviously, as there is way too much to mention.

What we have done is pick what we thought stood out over time. We found things we didn’t know about. Maybe you will too 🙂

The Taylor Hopkinson timeline of Wind…

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Global Wind Jobs.

 

As it’s Global Wind Day 2018 we would like to quickly highlight our two dedicated Offshore and Onshore Wind teams.

Between our Offshore Contracts and EMEA Permanent Offshore teams, we have placed top talent across the globe in 17 different countries. From Scotland, the home of our HQ, to Portugal. From Mexico to Taiwan. And we’re constantly adding to this list of locations.

We’re able to place talent around the world because we have a bunch of strategically placed offices: Glasgow, London, Houston, Madrid and Singapore.

We’re available and ready to go whenever you are. Feel free to reach out. We can answer any questions you might have. Don’t be shy.

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