Simon Mwacharo Renewable Energy Entrepreneur – Video

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Simon Mwacharo and William Kamkwamba – Renewable Energy Innovators.

Here is the video i did with Simon Mwacharo, the founder of Craftskills, a wind and solar company based in Kenya. This was recorded after his TED talk which you can find a great summary of at LHKB Ethanâ??s and my post on his talk can be found here.

**I am a total noob on this one, please pardon the frequent uh huhâ??s vigorous head nodding and leading questionsâ?¦I said it was a conversation right? Right. I promise that the next video I make will definitely be better; I am getting started on Pixel Corps to get me on the road to better digital media work.(Thanks Alex Lindsay). Ok, without further adoâ?¦

Please click here to download the video

Update1: Mr. Mwacharo commented on the post

We are situated in Kibera slums Nairobi and are looking for a chance to give Africa her pride. Funds will come in handy to place us on an industrial scenario where we can produce these turbines at a lower cost and benefit wananchi.

Check out his company here.

Meeting these two gentlemen pictured above at TED was indeed an honour. I am not the only one who was impressed…Nii Simmonds has a post on William Kamkwamba, “I see I make”.

Update 2: Via Hash, William Kamkwamba has a blog, do visit him here.

4 thoughts on “Simon Mwacharo Renewable Energy Entrepreneur – Video

  1. Its nice to read that we have Kenyans trying to make power cheaper. The problem is that we have a government that hasnt realised the potential of the wind as well as the solar power. Rwanda recently put up a solar plant and they are planning to have a 250KwH of power from solar. Thats what i call a vision. Eddy Njoroge is sleeping on his job now that GeoThermal will be carried out by another company. What a rip off to KenGen shareholders.

    click to http://assidous.blogspot.com

  2. Pingback: …My heart’s in Accra » A new wind blowing in Africa

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