Small Scale Wind Energy – A call for papers

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An International Workshop on Small Scale wind energy For Developing Countries will be held
September 14-16, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
The workshop will cover the following main themes:

Wind energy technologies, their perspectives and applications in developing countries,

Reliability of wind turbines, lifetime and strength of wind turbine components,

Low cost and natural materials for wind turbines,

Case studies, social and economic aspects of wind energy in developing countries.

Abstract Submission

Please submit a two-page abstract (700-800 words, in MS Word format) by e-mail to haqi [at] risoe[dot]dtu[dot]dk no later than March 15, 2008. Authors will be notified of the Committee’s
decisions shortly thereafter.


All participants are requested to register before March 20, 2009. The registration fee is 200 EURO
for participants from developed countries, and 1200 Kenyan shillings for the participants from
developing countries
. After March 21, 2009, the registration fee increases to 350 EURO (developed
countries) and 3000 Kenyan shillings (developing countries), respectively. The payment of the
registration fee should be made either by credit card (Euro, Master or Visa), or by bank transfer.
Finally, after June 15, 2009, we take additionally late-registration fee of 70 EURO and 1000
shillings, for developed and developing countries respectively. The registration includes the access
to the sessions, coffee/refreshment and lunch/dinner.

Download the Workshop2009.pdf here.

PS: please stop laughing at the logo. My explanation, a lion was standing near a wind turbine, it farted a lightbulb or had a brilliant idea.

9 thoughts on “Small Scale Wind Energy – A call for papers

  1. I am very keen on alternative energy. I believe that Africa, more than any other continent, has not only the resources and the wits, but also the capability to harness the sun and the wind to power the whole continent.

    I really believe that there should be an Alternative Energy Body housed at the AU because this should be a continental effort.

    Each country in Africa would be required to pay (according to their means) into an R&D fund for this body.

    Wwe have the best incentive for perfecting solar and wind energy, bringing cost down and making it so cheap that it would be rolled out to rural areas of Africa en masse.

    Without this, the blanket energising of rural Africa, we can even begin to think about development.

    Please keep the passion: this is the one thing that is going to propel Africa to the top. We must take the lead on this subject instead of letting Europe (as per their cuurent plans) set our a massive solar farm in the Sahara to export power to Europe.

  2. @whis oh thank you – i must apologize for not blogging as much as I used to…mojo inarudi. I had some help with the redesign, he is very talented 🙂

    @Denford i have a short clip for you. We have an alternative energy desk at the energy ministry in Kenya, but I hear it does not do much. You are absolutely right about Africa, i am of the opinion that business and personal investors are the ones to really make this change to an alternative energy fueled future, the govt is doing abit (zero rating import duty on solar panels) but it is not going far enough. We just need to keep on going. Thank you so much for commenting, it gives me psyche to keep on going. I hope to have more content soon (editing video is a pain!!)

  3. “PS: please stop laughing at the logo. My explanation, a lion was standing near a wind turbine, it farted a lightbulb or had a brilliant idea.”

    Hilarious logo. Had me laughing up a storm…One Question, is it FAIL-worthy? My mind’s telling my yes, but my heart’s saying no, they had good intentions…..

  4. I like the blog design too, AfroM!

    Thanks for the kind comments regarding the pigeons poem:) Glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

    Take care.

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