This project aims to increase technical knowledge of small wind turbines by creating a free online resource and mutual learning opportunities
Local manufacturers of small wind turbines face a number of challenges in terms of manufacture, installation and design when following standard turbine designs. In many cases, certain materials (such as permanent magnets) are not available in the standard sizes or parts need to be adapted to the specific site to ensure the adequate exploitation of the wind potential. Therefore, the exchange aims to strengthen the capacities of local organisations working with renewable energy technologies by introducing small wind energy applications from the point of design and manufacture to installation and maintenance on a global level. The specific aims of the exchange activities are:
- To increase the technical knowledge base of small wind turbine (SWT) designers, manufacturers and installers and help them overcome material supply issues
- To create public and free online resources for the design and installation of locally manufactured SWT, to be used by practitioners of the Wind Empowerment network and others
- To promote knowledge sharing and mutual learning between organisations operating in Nepal on SWT design, installation and maintenance through practical applications
To show that small wind power generation systems are a suitable technology for rural electrification in Peru
This project aims aims to support small wind turbine technology in Nepal by conducting a detailed national market assessment for small wind turbines and consolidating existing experience in the development and implementation of small wind turbines in the country.
This project aims to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
This exchange activity aims to contribute to the sustainability of micro hydro plants in Southern and Southeast Asia by increasing the load factors and financial bases through the implementation of proven best practices for productive end uses.