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Young African Built Windmills from Garbage (19 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome   15 Mar 2011   / 11246 views

A resident of Malawi William Kamkwamba built five wind turbines from scrap materials power. The idea to build a wind turbines came to William in 2002 when he was expelled from school for non-payment. A 14-year-old decided to educate himself and began visiting the local library, where he saw the image of a windmill on the cover of the 8th grade American textbook called Using Energy.

 

It took about three months to build the first windmill of 5 meters high which could provide electricity to his village and was also used to charge the mobile phones. The windmill was then extended to 12 meters to better catch the wind above the trees. Another windmill he built was used to pump the water for irrigation.

 

William Kamkwamba is now 22 years old and a student at African education is paid by the sponsors.







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skydancer 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
He is an absolute genius!
       
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iziwhaat 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
go watch his interview with John Stewart...freakin classic
       
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JJ 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That's Great! Good for him!
       
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Lewis 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Respect
       
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steeve blowjob 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
yeah! now thay can buy ipods! so cool
       
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tim 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
thats so cool ,, he is another redneck doing what we do so well.. Making do with what we got ....
       
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laughinggas 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
"Nothing" is wasted in 3rd world countries.
       
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zuzu 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
so at first they didn't have energy,but they had mobile phones?wtf?
       
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hgfhfdhf 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nicely done kid! reminds me of "stuck with hackett"
       
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Apu Kalipshis 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
and the source???????
Hey Izi, you don't do the interview and take the pictures!!!!
       
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Belin 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
A big genius !!!
       
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stupid 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
the word 'genius' is not only in USA, GERMANY, JAPAN
       
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lilacfla 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
great people always born with great stories.

so that they can inspire people!
       














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