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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)

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September 18th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
 
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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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • 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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