Category Archives: developing world

News from Tanzania

With great success, the first partner project between I Love Windpower Tanzania (ILWPT) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UK branch at the University of Warwick took place in September 2013 in the village of Kemgesi, Serengeti region, Tanzania. The new … Continue reading

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The refurbishment of Alwa secondary School in Kaberamaido district in Northern Uganda

The GIZ , Ugandan Government demonstrated their commitment towards wind power, but fully funding the refurbishment of  Alwa secondary School in Kaberamaido district in Northern Uganda. they where very impressed, few officials offered hands on , for example that is … Continue reading

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How to build a Micro Wind Turbine

Clément Joulain has written a manual for building a one metre diameter turbine for 12-V charging using some of my basic ideas but adding some new ones. Available from Amazon in Kindle format “How to build a micro wind turbine” … Continue reading

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Free Document downloads from Kragten Design

Adriann Kragten has made available a number of his reports on small wind turbines for free download Here at www.bidnetwork.org/en/member/adriaankragten Adriaan writes very thorough reports with plenty of equations and clear drawings.  The reports cover both, electricity producing wind generators … Continue reading

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Workshop in Germany

Small wind turbine construction for development workers Location: Naturgarten Schoenegge Date: 3rd – 7th October 2012 With Greenstep and Jakob Merk. Here is Jakob during the introductory talk. This is the 3-phase star wiring we used for the stator coils.  … Continue reading

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Comet -Me wind turbine and solar panel installation in Shaeb Al Buttum, Palestine

Thanks to Noam Dotan of Comet-Me for this video link

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More photos from Uganda

    Hello Hugh  The Great, Good Morning ? This is Samuel Agwotu With the Uganda Veterans Wind Power Initiative ,  it has been a while though, Just to get you updated, UVWPI , with UMEC (UGANDA MILITARY ENGINEERING COLLEGE) … Continue reading

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International wind turbine builders’ forum

The Windempowerment web page has settled into a good stride, with interesting posts and lots of reference tools such as the World Map, Calendar and Member Organizations pages. The forum is also worth watching for the latest questions and discussions … Continue reading

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Engineers Without Borders conference small wind session video

I went to Birmingham on 28th to meet EWB and to share experiences about using small wind turbines for international development work (and for having fun).  Lots of good chat.  This was the launch of their national small wind community … Continue reading

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Disabled build and install a Piggott turbine! (world premiere)

The students from the Yombo Vocational Training Center, Tanzania have to live with a disability. But this doesn’t mean that they are disabled in general, or even worse: ‘un-able’ in general.  In the past two weeks students, teachers and instructors … Continue reading

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