Young African Built Windmills from Garbage (19 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       15 Mar 2011       12412       14

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 9 year s ago
He is an absolute genius!
       
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iziwhaat 9 year s ago
go watch his interview with John Stewart...freakin classic
       
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JJ 9 year s ago
That's Great! Good for him!
       
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Lewis 9 year s ago
Respect
       
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steeve blowjob 9 year s ago
yeah! now thay can buy ipods! so cool
       
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tim 9 year s ago
thats so cool ,, he is another redneck doing what we do so well.. Making do with what we got ....
       
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laughinggas 9 year s ago
"Nothing" is wasted in 3rd world countries.
       
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zuzu 9 year s ago
so at first they didn't have energy,but they had mobile phones?wtf?
       
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hgfhfdhf 9 year s ago
nicely done kid! reminds me of "stuck with hackett"
       
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Apu Kalipshis 9 year s ago
and the source???????
Hey Izi, you don't do the interview and take the pictures!!!!
       
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Belin 9 year s ago
A big genius !!!
       
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stupid 9 year s ago
the word 'genius' is not only in USA, GERMANY, JAPAN
       
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lilacfla 9 year s ago
great people always born with great stories.

so that they can inspire people!
       
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Labour 6 month s ago
... piping and copper wiring looks freshly stolen from somewhere. Just observation.
       
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