|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:47:11 PM.
Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
Kenya: Duo Taps Wind Power
[via Alternative Energy Blog
]: Entrepreneurs have developed a low-cost locally-assembled micro wind turbine for household power. "Kenyan duo Philip Osula and Mwacharo Guyo have installed wind-powered electricity generators in various homes in Nairobi, Mandera, Olengurueni and Taita in the last three years.. Using a simple dynamo-like appliance, the technicians coil a coated wire around a revolving magnet, which induces an alternating current into the wires once it starts rotating. "We make the turbines using waste material which includes wood and fibreglass, which makes them light for easy rotation by wind," explains Osula. " It is described as having a 10 inch diameter and 3 kw capacity. 11:03:32 PM
Winning the Oil Endgame
: RMI's latest book on energy futures. "Winning the Oil Endgame offers a coherent strategy for ending oil dependence, starting with the United States but applicable worldwide. There are many analyses of the oil problem. This synthesis is the first roadmap of the oil solution -- one led by business for profit, not dictated by government for reasons of ideology. This roadmap is independent, peer-reviewed, written for business and military leaders, and co-funded by the Pentagon" 11:40:47 AM
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