The mass roll out of solar PV across the Global South is already offering access to electricity to millions of people. In the right context, Small Wind Turbines (SWTs) can make a valuable complement to solar PV, offering the potential to generate at times of low solar resource (at night, during monsoon season, on short winter days etc.) and significantly increasing the proportion of the total energy system that can be manufactured locally.
Wind Empowerment is an international association of over 40 member organisations in more than 25 countries around the world that have the shared goal of developing locally manufactured small wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification. This session will present an overview of the challenges and potential rewards that working towards this goal entails.
Jon Cloke, Co-Founder & Network Manager, UK Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)
Dr. Jon Leary, Coordinator of the Wind Empowerment Association