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[Energy] Powering the slums: Wind Power from Reclaimed Materials

by UNEP TUNZA | 20-03-2012 10:58 Comments 32 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Powering the slums: Wind Power from Reclaimed Materials

From the heart of the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, an innovative small enterprise is harnessing the ingenuity of local engineers and the power of the wind to provide cheap, clean energy. Craftskills Ltd started out in the Kibera slum making wind turbines from scrap motors and reclaimed aluminium. Now they employ over seventy staff, still making turbines from recycled material, for homes, schools and community centres in Kenya and beyond.
In this short film, Craftskills CEO Simon Mwacharo Guyo

32 Comments

Amy Lim

  • Amy Lim says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 22-06-2018 10:12

Amy Lim

  • Amy Lim says :
    Thanks for sharing)
    Posted 22-06-2018 10:09

Chaei Lim

  • Chaei Lim says :
    This is interesting !
    Posted 03-06-2018 22:29

  • PETER KANGARA says :
    We need more people who believe in our natural resources.Wind,sun and energy from steam as in hot springs is the future of Kenya
    Posted 09-11-2015 21:55

  • Sudarshan Sreeram says :
    Wonderful ! Nice write up. Reuse of materials will encourage saving of energy too. Also, the overall cost would come down if we reuse materials / parts from other machines.
    Posted 25-10-2015 00:20

  • Amreetha Paramasivam says :
    Round the clock wind blow from any one place. Earth is non stop also wind is non stop
    Posted 01-12-2014 02:44

  • Jannati Neha says :
    thank you for uploading it
    Posted 31-12-2013 01:03

  • Promod kumar says :
    thanks for the share
    Posted 30-12-2013 02:52

  • Bidur Kunwar says :
    very much interesting
    Posted 16-12-2013 20:48

  • Sabin Sapkota says :
    thank you for great post.
    Posted 13-08-2013 09:03

  • Sabin Sapkota says :
    nice video and thanks

    Posted 11-08-2013 17:45

  • manoj rai says :
    wow, it would be great to bring it to practice
    Posted 19-07-2013 12:43

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    All countries musty follow suit.
    Posted 22-06-2013 20:58

Jeonghyun Lee

  • Jeonghyun Lee says :
    What a wonderful project! It would be great if other countries follow this example :)
    Posted 24-02-2013 13:58

  • EJin Kim says :
    This is so interesting! I hope other countries follow this example too!!
    Posted 22-02-2013 15:01

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