Technology
 Peru
Project #1862

Bring Wind Energy to 33 Peruvian Homes

by Green Empowerment
Vetted

Summary

This project will implement off-grid small-scale wind energy in order to provide the electricity necessary for each of the 33 homes that make up the small community of Alumbre in Peru.
$1,463
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

The town of Alumbre is located in a region called Cajamarca which has the lowest electricity rate in the entire country, about 37%. Once these wind turbines are installed, they will provide roughly four hours of electricity every day, benefiting 132 individuals. This project will serve as a pilot for future scaling-up, since it will be the first demonstration of a community wind project in Peru. As of now, the families living in Alumbre are dependent on kerosene, candles, and batteries.

Solution

Soluciones Practicas- ITDG, an international NGO, designed and developed a model for 100 watt wind turbine generators. The project team will install these generators for 33 homes in the Alumbre community.

Long-Term Impact

While this project will allow for this community to manage and eventually take ownership over their source of power, the long-term impact of this project will be the replication of this type of program based on its success within these communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.greenempowerment.org
Soluciones Practicas, Peru website
Soluciones Practicas, small scale wind power

Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greenempowerment.org
Project Leader:
Mike Kalkofen
Finance Manager
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $1,463 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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