Dakar meeting on locally built small wind turbines for rural electrification

This conference took place on 7-11th February, in Dakar Polytechnic.

Partners (see web links at end of this post)
CIFRES, research center
attached to the Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar
Tripalium, French small wind homebuilder’s association
blueEnergy, NGO based in Nicaragua
Schneider Electric, new owner of Xantrex

You can find commentaries on this conference at these links:



35 years of small wind manufactureOver 1000 small wind turbines have been built using the Piggott model.
International participation at the conference

Scoraig Wind Electric (UK)
EolSénégal (Sénégal)
blueEnergy (Nicaragua)
Tripalium (France)
Solar‐Mad (Madagascar)
I love wind power (Mali & Tanzanie)
COMET‐ME (Palestine)
AJA Mali (Mali)
The Clean Energy Initiative (Mozambique)
Otherpower (USA)
Renewable World (UK)
Schneider Electrique (France)
AEETEC (France)

Appropriate technology

Locally built turbines and tools for the development of
sustainable local manufacture, maintenance, and reliable
energy production.
Site visit
Visit to one of the seven Eolsenegal installations. A pumping
system for a vegetable farmer.
World Social Forum ConferenceRound table on intergating small wind turbines for rural electrification
with Hugh Piggott (Scoraig Wind Electric), Jo Kelly (Renewable World),
Souleymane Sarr (AJA Mali), Lionel Gaultier (SolarMad), Fadel Kébé
(EolSénégal) and Noam Dotan (COMET‐ME)
CIFRES, Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar
• 18 third year university students working on small wind projects
• 5 graduate students working on masters thesises on modeling the Piggott alternator, designing a charge controller, modeling hybrid wind/pv systems, etc.
• Mechanical engineering departement working on tools for the manufacture of windings, blades, nacelles, and towers.
• Creation of a company Eolsenegal for the manufacture and installation of small wind turbines in Senegal
Formation of an International Association ‘Wind Empowerment’
Technology Workgroups

•Research & Development
•Monitoring Systems
•Tower and Foundations
•Balance of Systems
•Manufacturing Tools
•Training tools
•Certification & Testing
•IT Solutions
Social Economic Workgroups
•Social Mapping
•Ownership models
•Business models

More Information:

Francais (pdf)


. ÉolSénégal Sénégal http://eolsenegal.com/
. blueEnergy US, France, Nicaragua http://www.blueenergygroup.org
. Ti’éole France http://www.tieole.com/index.cfm?pageid=10
. Scoraig Wind Electric Scotland http://www.scoraigwind.com/
. Otherpower US http://www.otherpower.com/
. Solarmad Madagascar http://www.solarmad.biz/
. AJA Mali Mali http://www.ajamali.org/
. Comet Me Joint Initiative Israel/Palestine http://www.comet-me.org/index.html
. The Clean Energy Company Mozambique http://www.tcei.info/
. ilovewindpower Mali Mali http://www.i-love-windpower.com/mali.html
. ilovewindpower Tanzania Tanzania http://www.i-love-windpower.com/cms/
. Participated in Dakarremotely
. Volunteer WindAid Peru http://windaid.org/
. Green Empowerment US, Peru, Phillipines http://www.greenempowerment.org
. HIDRORED South America
. Other organizations of interest
. Green Step Cameroun Cameroon http://www.green-step.org/
. CraftSkills Kenya http://craftskillseastafrica.com/
. WindAid Peru http://windaid.com/
. TaTEDO Tanzania http://www.tatedo.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:wind-electricity&catid=5:news
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3 Responses to Dakar meeting on locally built small wind turbines for rural electrification

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