The 2013 edition of the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) focuses upon energy for community services such as health, education and community infrastructure. Over 1 Billion people are served by health facilities without electricity. 50% of children (291 Million children!) in the developing world go to schools without access to any electricity.
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This article explains how in 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants – and the gap is widening!
“The impact of decentralized renewable energy on livelihoods – a survey on solar home systems for villagers in the East Pamirs/Tajikistan” - thesis written by Maximilian Jedemann fron the University of Koln, supervised by Professor Dr. Boris Braun
The largest wind power plant in the region is being built in Bostanlyke. According to the company, the installed capacity of the equipment is 750 kW, height – 65 m, diameter of blades – 50 m, diameter at the base of the tower – 3.6 m. It is the first time that a wind power plant [...]
In Spring 2011, etc4CA conducted community discussions with the villagers of Murghab, Rangkul, Toktamish and Karakul regarding prospective 2kW wind turbine installations in their villages as part of the project to evaluation wind as a source of renewable energy in the Eastern Pamir. The outcomes of these initial community discussions are contained in the high-level [...]
See details of this terrain assessment for the area north of the Kairakhum Reservoir in Sugd province, Northern Tajikistan.
Here is an interesting insight from Turkey where local villagers have initiated a wind power project to address local energy needs.
Our latest report on the potential of wind power in Central Asia, addresses the needs and opportunities of Northern Tajikistan, Sugd Province.
At the end of July 2011, ‘The Light Thief’ opened in London after several months of wrangling since its selection successes at the Cannes, Locarno, Berlin and the Toronto Film Festivals in 2010. The film is by award-winning Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat. This may be the first time you have heard of Kyrgyzstan or [...]