Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis

 
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    EcoPower: One chapter ends, another begins
    By - David Sowerwine - EcoSystems Managing Director
    More than 200 households will be equipped with EcoSystems' latest home lighting kits in the next six weeks. Recharging energy will come from various sources: grid chargers, solar panels and the PedalGenerator. Funds from GlobalGiving's partners help to make this happen. One installation may be with the same Sukaura...
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    • Donna
      Donna thanks david - nice to have this tangible information and we look forward to pictures!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $31,081 from an original funding goal of $50,000!
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has received 24 donations
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    In the lab, in the field
    By - David Sowerwine - Managing Director
    The story of creation, of new technology in the developing world at least, is not one of a single, brilliant, stroke but definitely one of evolution, trial and error, and survival of the fittest design. We are now in the third generation of the EcoPower systems, with a much clearer idea of the needs for particular features,...
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    • A.Cohen
      A.Cohen brief, realistic, enough detail, honest
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    • coleen
      coleen It is good to hear that this is a work-in-progress design and that they solicit user feedback to make improvements to the design.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    And now for Village Power and Light
    By - David Sowerwine - Managing Director
    First of all, an enthusiastic and heartfelt THANK YOU to our generous donors. For you who offered the challenge grants and the many who responded so enthusiastically--you are great. Our team in Nepal is now reviewing all of the test sites as well as several new areas to select a "Village 100". Having completed the necessary...
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    • Donna
      Donna very cool update - love your work!
      • 7 years ago
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    • coleen
      coleen Excellent report. We take for granted how important electricity affects our daily lives. The fact that these people can extend their day to perform activities that would not normally be available to them is just wonderful.
      • 7 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has received 77 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    Catching on like fire, but without the smoke
    By - David Sowerwine - Managing Director
    In the pictures below taken in May we see how electricity after dark, even the smallest amount, a lamp with two tiny LED bulbs, transforms lives. The mother can perform house-hold chores more easily, and children can now study at night, both of which are of the extreme essence in the fight against poverty. Most children...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    High-Quality Batteries and Charging Boxes
    By - David Sowerwine - Founder & Managing Director
    We have made good progress with the EcoPower systems in the past two months. Complete systems (PedalGenerator, Charging Centre with its 12 V battery), Charging Boxes and the home-lighting systems have been placed in three villages. By the end of May another twelve villages will be trained and equipped. The tests will...
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    • Gridkid
      Gridkid Great to see such progress, and using LEDs should vastly enhance efficiency. Thanks for the update and good luck with the roll-out!
      • 7 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis posted a progress report
    Debut of the Pedal Generator in Nepal
    By - David Sowerwine - Managing Director
    This spring six generators will be out in local villages. A training session is scheduled to occur in each village at that time. The machines have been carefully designed to provide safe, efficient energy for simple home use, a far cry from kerosine lamps which cause indoor pollution and injurious fires. In this picture...
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    • kevinconroy
      kevinconroy Nice report!
      • 7 years ago
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    • Julia Brooke Hustwit
      Julia Brooke Hustwit I found this report to be particularly valuable, because it shows David -- gives a face to the voice of this project leader. Please continue to post news and current pictures!
      • 7 years ago
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has received 28 donations
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Give Pedal-Generated Light to Millions of Nepalis has received 5 donations
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David Sowerwine

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Menlo Park, California United States

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