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Do you know William Kamkwamba, from Malawi?

October 12th, 2010 | admin

Do you know William Kamkwamba, a 19 year old from Malawi? NO?? Well, I didn’t know him before I saw the amazing and inspiring TED video. You can watch it below too. But before that, let me give some information.

William is from a rural village, of Malawi, with little to live with. He was living in a small house, without the basic needs, including electricity. So when he was just 14, he comes through some information about windmills, and he comes to know how windmills can be used to produce electricity. So he creates one, one just produce 2.5 Watts. No I am not mistaken, it is not 2.5 Kilowatts, it is just 2.5 watts. If you live in a developed country, you may wonder what a mere 2.5Watts of electricity can do. But William could light his house with 4 bulbs and he powered 2 radios. No, these are not fancy lamps, nor the radios are state-of-the-art. But it would be just enough for William and his family.

I found this story amazingly inspiring. We have the potential of generating energy on our own. Every one of us does. Think about it, Williams did not have the access to the fancy tools like the internet nor he had the access to the high end raw materials. Nor he had step by step guides like greenDIYenergy Guide which are freely available to you and me. But he did his bit. With all the resources you have you may help yourself too. You can help yourself by building a renewable energy system yourself. You will help our environment. If a 14 year old can, do you think you can’t? Start building your renewable energy system. It is not hard, nor is it expensive. You can build few hundred watts of power without much trouble. Even you can make few kilowatts. You can not only power your home, you can sell the extra electricity to the main grid and save more money too.

Have a look at the video below. Leave your comments too.