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Joe Jacobs: The man behind the camera

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Just as Joe Jacobs was behind many of the designs that shaped their old wind systems, he also was a very skilled photographer. Often times he is absent from photos himself in favor of being the one taking them. It … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the History of ‘Green’ Entrepreneurs

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In the 1920s – 1950s when wind energy first really sprang up, there were no ‘green’ incentives for the development of wind energy. The environment wasn’t of any concern, in fact the contrary was true: the concern centered on man surviving the … Continue reading

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Joe Jacobs’ Electric Car

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Special thanks to Mr. Phil Wilson for finding and sending us this picture of Joe Jacobs from the March 1944 issue of Mechanix Illustrated. Joe is pictured here driving an electric car of his own design to work. As the … Continue reading

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Marcellus Jacobs at the State Fair

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A look back at Jacobs Wind Electric almost 30 years ago before the end of the second wave of wind energy. Marcellus Jacobs talks about Jacobs Wind, the 10kW machine he’s standing next to, and other various design factors and … Continue reading

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Broken Links

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Apologies to anyone who has come to this site recently to read a page starting with “Not Found”. Unfortunately due to the recent reworking of jacobswind.net, some links from outside sites have been broken. Following is a list of the … Continue reading

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Rebuilding

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Jacobswind.net is under temporary reconstruction.  It will return in full very soon

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