Electricity for 135 people in Colombia

 
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has received 1 donation
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has made updates to their project page.
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    Final Report for the River Turbine in Colombia
    By - Sherri Phillips - Communications Manager, Green Empowerment
    The completed, award-winning river turbine is going in a new funding direction, and the project is becoming broader in scope. Our lead technician with in-country partner, APROTEC, is now applying for funding through other sources. Future funding will be used for requests from three communities to deploy river ice...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    A River Turbine Makes Ice!
    By - Mauricio - Project Lead
    The improved design of the Innocentive-winning river turbine works great with a new group of blades inclined to maximize outputs. As a proven solution, this turbine remains in full use and is 100% maintained by the community. Now, a mechanical refrigeration system built with a car air conditioner could produce ice from the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has received 3 donations
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    The "Acuavatio" River Turbine Advances
    By - Mauricio - Project leader
    We checked in with Mauricio that heads the river turbine project for APROTEC--www.aprotec.com. The Acuavatio turbine that generates an average of 285 W is installed and working great. Since 1 year ago in the village of Calahorra, Department of Choco, 18 families now have light (2 lamps at 15 watts per house), and a station...
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    November 2012
    By - Mauricio Gnecco - In-country project lead
    Hi, As the lead on the project, Mauricio Gnecco reports (translated from Spanish by our Executive Director, Anna Garwood): The second phase of the river turbine is advancing quite well. I'm assembling the modified machine with elements based on the award-winning InnoCentive design. For two months, John Burton and I...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has received 23 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    Site Visit
    By - Sherri Phillips - Communications Manager
    A representative from GlobalGiving met with Don Fabio C., a fisherman on the banks of the Guayuriba River. Don Fabio is responsible for monitoring the testing machine during the "short test" (the first month of testing). Afterwards, a long series of tests should last between 6 and 8 months. By then, molds for the first set...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    Donation match a great success
    By - Sherri Phillips - Communications Manager
    We are so excited about the contributions made during the InnoCentive and Rockefeller Foundation match challenge recently. Here's a link to the story as covered in Market Watch,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    Proof of Concept
    By - Sherri Phillips - Sherri Phillips
    Included are photos of a new installation of a river turbine in Colombia, similar to the proposed project (#7514)-- proof of concept. With your help, we can power more villages! Photos were sent by Jesús Gómez, from a partner of ours-- APROTEC Tecnología Apropiada in Sucarsal-Villavicencio, Colombia....
    • 3 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    Global Exchange of Design Concepts
    By - Sherri Phillips - Communications Manager
    Senior staff from our in-country, NGO partner in Colombia (APROTEC) went to receive training and exchange design concepts on ram pumps with AIDFI (in-country, NGO partner in the Philippines). At the same time, AIDFI learned about APROTEC's work on low-head/high flow river turbines, and more.Our partner in the Philippines,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has received 1 donation
    • 4 years ago
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia posted a progress report
    More on the Winning Design for the River Tubine
    By - Anna Garwood - Project Leader
    A parts list, and plans: Uses only inexpensive and standard components: 1. Small trailer axle ball bearing (really barrel). The stress of rolling this machine would be no threat for these bearings, as they are intended to carry a much heavier load.2. Standard steel tubing and flange.3. A bicycle wheel acts as a 28 inch...
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  • Electricity for 135 people in Colombia has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Anna Garwood

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Portland, Oregon United States

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