Small wind turbines – case studies in Peru

Installing a small wind turbine is the first step in providing energy access to rural communities in developing countries. One of the major problems is that particularly locally manufactured technology is susceptible to failures and therefore in need of an effective socio-technical system that guarantees operation in the long term.

Jon Leary and various colleagues who met through WindWorks activities have published an article comparing wind projects of WindAid and Soluciones Prácticas.

The systems created by two non-governmental organizations operating in the Andean region of Northern Peru were investigated and correlated to the post-installation performance of their wind turbines.

You can read the whole article here [pdf]: Post-installation Analysis of Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines: Case Studies in Peru

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