Gedser Wind Turbine

The experimental Gedser Wind Turbine (which is actually closer to Gedesby than Gedser), is built. Although it produced electricity with little maintenance for 10 years straight it was eventually stopped. In 1975 NASA (yes, the people that put man on the Moon) financed the restoration of it and a new test program was established. Its design and technology strongly influenced later developments and most of today’s wind turbines can trace aspects of their technology and design back to it. Today it is considered one of the most important Danish inventions from the second half of the 20th century. The tower still stands (and kan be seen almost straight ahead when leaving Gedesby and coming to the T-junction with Gedser Landevej), but the rest of the original wind turbine can now be seen at the Energy Museum in Jutland.