Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:41:34 PM.

Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.

daily link  Friday, June 07, 2002

Windpower for Islands (WIND): In the mid-90s in Indonesia, "Winrock installed 10 medium sized (1.5kW & 10kW) wind systems to demonstrate renewable energy technology. These systems pump water for irrigation and household use, operate refrigeration for ice production (fisheries) and agricultural processing centers, and power mills. As a result, the amount of labor required to carry water was reduced by 90 percent, farm incomes rose by 50 percent because additional land could be cultivated, and small enterprises were established. Furthermore Winrock identified 35 communities with wind power potential and organized 10 out of 16 pilot site communities to assume ownership of the wind systems"  11:08:47 PM  permalink  

Review of China's plans to clean up its energy sector: Efficiency, shifting fuel supply towards gas, and expanding renwables are part of the next 5 year plan.  "Wind power offers considerable potential in China where installed wind power capacity stood at 375.2MW at the end of 2000 compared with the countryâ019s estimated 160GW potential. China plans to install 1,192MW of wind power in the tenth FYP, a target some observers consider too ambitious due to the small size of wind power units and the large number that need to be installed to achieve the target. .. Solar energy also offers large potential in China. Currently most opportunities to develop solar power involve supplying remote communities that lie far from any electricity grid and lack other sources of power generation. Shell, for example, recently signed an agreement with Sun Oasis Co. of Beijing to supply solar home system for up to 78,000 households over the next five years in Xinjiang Province in western China. Funded by a $15 million Dutch Government grant"  10:26:45 PM  permalink  

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