Gallery: Night Heron Wind Turbines Made of Scraps Make Rural Kenyans En...


These amazing Night Heron wind turbines made of locally-sourced scraps give rural Kenyans a whole new lease on life. Based on Hugh Piggot’s open source design, the turbines are built from recycled car parts and other scrap materials and cost just over $2,000 to build and install. 32 million Kenyans are unable to read at night without polluting kerosene lights or to refrigerate food and medicine – daily activities that we take for granted. These new, affordable turbines provided by Access:energy have genuine potential to change that.

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  1. barnaby king September 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    hi i am starting a very similar project in Ghana with a few differences. i am hoping that i can be put in contact with someone from this project. it would be vastly beneficial for me to have this contact

  2. Anthony Karumba March 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi, i’m a press photographer with AFP, Agence France Presse, Nairobi office and read your article with interest. Is there anyone i could get in touch with about more info on the Night Heron wind turbines? …..

  3. LithiumBeauty February 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    That’s funny, just from the article cover picture I thought it was one of Hugh’s.
    Does anyone know how accessible decent batteries are for the people building these? That is often an unfortunately large expense.
    Also, kudos to whomever carved those blades, they look amazing.

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