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Kenyan Women Light Up Villages with Solar Power

July 15, 2010
Kenyan Women Light Up Villages with Solar Power

by Denis Gathanju, Contributor Published: July 13, 2010 Kenya — Let there be light. And thanks to the efforts of rural women in one of the most remote corners of the Kenyan republic, lights turn on as night falls at the end of a sunny day. Tucked away in the remote villages of Olando and Got Kaliech in rural Kenya, residents in this poor outpost in south-western Kenya today have light after darkness falls.  The light is thanks to Phoebe Jondiko, Joyce Matunga and Phoebe Akinyi, the three solar “women engineers” who have literally switched on the lights in the two villages with a...
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Small Wind Picks Up Even as Economy Turns Down

July 14, 2010

Washington, DC, United States – The number of Americans generating their own electricity with small-scale wind turbines (those with rated capacities of 100 kilowatts and under) increased by just under 10,000 last year despite an economic downturn that impacted the heart of the small wind market: homeowners and small-business owners. Last year the U.S. small wind market grew 15% with 20.3 megawatts (MW) of new installed capacity, pushing the industry past the milestone of 100 MW in total capacity. Remarkably, half of these sales came within the last three years for an industry that has been around for more than 80. More remarkable still,...
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From the desk of T. Boone Pickens

July 14, 2010

When we first reported for Pickens Plan duty on July 8, 2008, we set out with one goal – reduce our dependence on foreign oil.  During the past two years our ranks have grown to more than 1.6 million Army members; we have support from lawmakers at all levels of government from both ends of the political spectrum; and we now have several pieces of legislation making their way through Congress which include major elements of the Pickens Plan. You may remember my white board presentation from two years ago explaining how the whole plan fit together to reduce our dependence on OPEC oil....
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Distributed Generation

July 9, 2010

Welcome to the first post of Concept Renewable’s blog.  My name is Todd Nelson, and I will be the moderator.  Herein, I will post simple tidbits of information about “living green.” All of us here at Concept Renewable strive to fine better, efficient, methods of generating power at the source.  So for my first post, I want to provide a definition of “distributed generation.” Per Wikipedia - Distributed generation, also called on-site generation, dispersed generation, embedded generation, decentralized generation, decentralized energy or distributed energy, generates electricity from many small energy sources. Currently, industrial countries generate most of their electricity in large centralized facilities, such...
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