Published on February 15th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan4
Support Open-Source Kenyan Wind Turbine Project (TODAY)
February 15th, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
The deadline for getting a cool, open-source Kenyan wind turbine project funded is today. Check out the video above for an intro on the project. This is not about creating wind turbines to take over the global small wind turbine market—it is about using Kenya’s own resources and creating wind turbines on the cheap that can bring electricity to many, many more people.
You don’t have to give a lot to get this thing going. That’s the beauty of crowdfunding. Chip in a little bit, if you can, and support this creative clean energy initiative.
Here’s a little more from the IndieGogo page linked above:
We are training local technicians to build wind turbines from scratch, using scrap metal and car parts that they source locally. We need your support. We’ve already received an award from the President of Kenya for our work, but its financial support that we now need in order to keep this powerful dream alive. The wind turbines:
+ Are 3 times cheaper than equivalent solar panels
+ Do no harm, unlike disposable batteries or kerosene smoke
+ Help create skilled jobs
+ Will be matched, dollar for dollar by the Segal Family Foundation doubling your impact
+ Is direct, thanks to the match funding, your $25 (that’s £15) enables two artisans to work for a week, acquiring the skills they need to be energy independent
Looks like a good project. Help to fund it!
Much more info available on IndieGogo.