Category Archives: developing world

Tashi’s Turbine on PBS

Latest news: This broadcast will also be live on Facebook here. The film Tashi’s Turbine will have it’s broadcast in the United States on PBS on November 13th 10pm EST. Tashi’s Turbine – Documentary  Set in the grasslands of the Himalayan … Continue reading

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Hands on workshop in Costa Rica

Ian Woofenden has decades of experience living off-grid and teaching workshops. Renewable Energy for the Developing World  Costa Rica – April 2-10, 2016 This workshop provides an introduction to all the major renewable energy technologies with a focus on designing and … Continue reading

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Video from Ethiopia

Windempowerment are busy in Ethiopia.

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Short Term Contract Opportunity: Market Assessment Research Assistant/Instructor

Wind Empowerment have been contracted by the Scottish Government to carry out a market assessment for small wind turbines in Malawi in partnership with Community Energy Malawi. This will be carried out between December 2015 and March 2016 and will … Continue reading

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Nepal Turbine Documentary

Dear Mr. Piggot, I am the director for a feature documentary about Tashi Bista and his dream to install a wind turbine in Namdok, a remote village nestled in Upper Mustang, Nepal. Tashi used your recipe book throughout the entire … Continue reading

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Assessment of locally manufactured small wind turbines as an appropriate technology for the electrification of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

This paper spells out the many hard lessons that were learned by blueEnergy in their effort to bring locally manufactured wind energy to remote villages on the Caribbean coast.  It should be read by anyone setting out to use my … Continue reading

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Nice video about windempowerment

I will be making a presentation on Monday morning “live over internet”. You can watch the conference live using this link but be aware that you will need to install some software (VLC media player) in advance to do this.

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Windempowerment conference

Crowdfunding campaign ! Check the Indiegogo website through the link below to find out how you can contribute and what you’ll get in return! CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME!

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Performance data for two Recipe turbines

New performance data is available from field tests in Holland showing the 1.8 metre diameter turbine producing close to the predicted energy at a 4.8 m/s average windspeed. This turbine is grid-tied using a Mastervolt inverter protected by LDR circuits.   … Continue reading

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Check out the new Eolsenegal site

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