Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:44:20 PM.

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


daily link  Friday, January 10, 2003


Mass Megawatts Chosen for 25 Megawatt Windpower Plant: "Winrock Financial Services, Ltd., a South American leader of environmental causes, has chosen Mass Megawatt's (OTC Bulletin Board: MMGW) "Multi-Axis Turbosystem" (MAT) to provide 25 megawatts of power capacity at the company's titanium processing facility near Puerto Columbia, South America commonly known as a tourist and resort area."  This appears to be the first major order for this unusual design.  5:18:15 PM  permalink  

Germany's GTZ runs the TERNA (Technical Expertise for Renewable Energy Application) wind energy programme, since 1998.  It's 2002 report covers 15 countries.  5:15:16 PM  permalink  

Cuba Education - PV Powered: More than 2,000 rural schools, 400 surgeries, 200 video rooms and 12 hospitals in Cuba are using solar PV systems, according to government officials.  "Over 34,000 children in rural areas of this small Caribbean island are reading, writing and watching educational videos.. In June of 2001, Cubasolar received the United Nation's Environmental Program 'Global 500' Award for this remarkable program." [PDF with pictures]  5:05:20 PM  permalink  

Generating Cleaner Renewable Energy for Remote Regions of Indonesia: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $161m:  "The Renewable Energy Development Sector Project will connect about 76,000 new consumers to the power grid and benefit over 5 million people, of whom about one fifth are poor. In addition, ADB will administer a technical assistance (TA) grant of US$800,000 from its Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to pilot a scheme allowing 10,000 low-income families in Indonesia's outer islands to defer the start-up costs of connections... The project comprises 12 subprojects that will add a total of 82 megawatts of capacity in five remote regions of the outer islands. It will also strengthen associated power distribution networks.  The total cost of the project is estimated to be US$256 million, of which US$95 million will come from the Government and PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara), the State electricity enterprise."

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