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WindEmpowerment is Born!

By Mathias Craig - On April 8th, 2011, WindEmpowerment was born. WindEmpowerment is an association that grew out of years of build up and a milestone meeting of organizations involved with Hugh Piggott class wind turbines in Dakar, Sénégal in February of this year. blueEnergy played a lead role in the coordination of this historic meeting and in the formulation of the association's charter.

The adopted charter states:

WindEmpowerment supports the development of locally built wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification. This is achieved by strengthening the capacity of its members through:
1) Building and sharing financial and human resource connections
2) Performing joint technical research, sharing technical information and collaborating on key vendor relationships
3) Strengthening understanding of business and social models for effective implementation of small wind technology
 Initial meeting in Dakar, Sénégal. February 2011

The founding members of the association are: • Tripalium • ÉolSénégal • blueEnergy (International, US, France, Nicaragua) • Ti'éole • Scoraig Wind Electric • Otherpower • Solarmad • AJA Mali • Comet-ME • The Clean Energy Company • I-Love-Windpower Mali • I-Love-Windpower Tanzania • Renewable World • Volunteer WindAid • WindAid • Green Empowerment • AEETEC • HIDRORED

WindEmpowerment is open to new members and an outreach initiative to grow the association is underway.

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