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Clean Power Community-built, Community-funded Wind Turbine In Nepal (VIDEO)

Published on September 18th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Community-built, Community-funded Wind Turbine In Nepal (VIDEO)

September 18th, 2013 by  

Here’s another fun video to brighten your mid-week blues (well, if you get those). This one is a pretty inspiring story of a small village in Nepal that built its own wind turbine. Check it out:

h/t Future360 
 
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  • Bob_Wallace

    He’s right. That’s one windy area.

    Nepal is doing a lot with renewable energy at the village level. There’s lots of micro hydro, solar panels are in use, and there are some great wind resources.

    A few years ago I watched solar water heaters being built out of a shop that was about the size of an American clothes closet. The actual assembly was being done on the sidewalk in front of the small structure. They were using a homemade metal brake to form the outer box and soldering the seams with a blowtorch.

    What folks in areas like this really need is a better storage battery. I’m really hoping that zinc-air batteries perform as stated. That would make it possible for stand-alone systems to purchase batteries that cost less and last 20 years. It would make a huge difference for so many.

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