Green Empowerment

Country: USA/Peru/Philippines

Address: 140 SW Yamhill Street, Portland, OR 97204



The IT-PE-100 Wind Turbine

Starting in 1998, our partner Soluciones Prácticas-ITDG began testing wind turbines for wind regimes in Peru. They eventually designed and tested the IT-PE-100, a small 100 Watt turbine. Made from locally sourced materials, the turbines and replacement parts are accessible and cheap.

In Peru, wind turbines displace an average of six dollars (18 Soles) a month for expenses from kerosene fuel and candles. Our clean energy solutions cost half as much, including costs for replacement parts and a salary for the local technician.

Who We Are

Why Green Empowerment?

  • Mastery of renewable energy technologies: solar, micro-hydro, water pumping, wind, and biogas
  • Experience in small-scale off-grid electrification of schools, community centers, and clinics
  • Award-winning experience with village-scale solar water pumping projects
  • Over a decade of experience working with local entities, non-profit and for-profit, with a collaborative approach that exceeds goals
  • Experts in community-based projects including social organizing, capacity building, micro-enterprising, training and consulting
  • Multi-lingual: English, French, and Spanish
  • Network of direct and indirect sustainable development contacts throughout the world

We Empower Impoverished Communities

  • Clean water for household use and agriculture
  • Lighting and power for schools, health clinics, and community centers
  • Energy to run small businesses or for community uses like agricultural processing, radio communication, and refrigeration of medicines and medical supplies
  • Electricity for homes
  • Environmental conservation and protection, watershed restoration, and community self-sufficiency
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