Location: Mopti, Mali
|Energy Demand||Meant for households and lightning of buildings. We get a lot of local requests for water pumping|
|Financing||Still in training and prototype phase (turbines made from Malian components and exposed to Malian conditions) so no commercial sold turbine yet|
|Ownership & Management||Still in training and prototype phase|
|Problems & Solution||1 – Difficult to setup local management.
2 – Difficult to keep costs low due to corruption.
3 – Difficult to beat monopoly situation on local supply chain.
4 – Difficult to disseminate ownership.
5 – Military coup and civil war introduces safety issues.
|Highlights||We focus on empowering the local people with the knowledge to make and install “Malian Made” windturbines.|
Making a Lattice Tower
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