A few years ago, the ESW Nicaragua team started as a biogas digester project, providing fuel for families in rural communities. Since the completion of that project, the group has transitioned to wind energy and spent the earlier part of 2009 developing low-budget 200 and 400 Watt wind turbines using locally available materials and equipment. This work culminated in a team trip to Nicaragua during the winter of 2010, when the team assembled and installed its design in El Corózo and Las Peñas. In collaboration with NUWind's partnering organizations, Green Empowerment and AsoFénix, the group aims to continue wind turbine development in Nicaragua. It also hopes to expand its efforts to local projects dealing with implementing wind energy technology in the Greater Chicago area.
To develop a the support tower for a commercial wind turbine and then install the entire system in El Roblar, a village of 40 houses.
1. To develop a support tower for a commercial wind turbine in Nicaragua
2. To build a partnership with a community within the United States hoping to jumpstart wind turbine initiatives.
Wind Turbine Basics:
Check out our photos here.
Download the 2010 Trip Report (.pdf) here
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