Wind Energy in Afghanisatn

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I am intending to promot the wind energy in Afghanistan. Could some body help me in this endeavour. The first step would be to buy an already made wind turbine. I have read in another site that some people can sell to me for some already made for cheaper price.By empowering rural communities and bring them some thing new can be a good thing to fight the terrorism.

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Have a look at www.i-love-windpower.com

I'm kind of a fan of 'spinning junk' and like the 'cretan sailmill' types- performance similar( a little better) to a savonius for pumping water.

http://4award.nif.org.in/html/windmill_operated_tube_well.htm

various pumps down on the page-
http://www.greenstone.org/greenstone3/sites/nzdl/collect/dls/import/t0025e/t0025e.htm

my own spinning junk-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1HWPSSQU4w

and another toy-(not hooked up to anything, could also be solar powered..)-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjnrfObud0




some other things you may want to look at -you would want to keep in mind that its not always electricity you are after-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher

a couple of diagrams with the basics-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_tower
they could even be solar driven-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar

cheap versions of these (similar to einsteins refrigeration patents) can be found propane powered in RVs- probably could easily convert to solar with concrete parabolic dishes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_powered_refrigerator
http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Parabolic_solar_reflectors
concrete looks to be the easiest(cheapest) way to get a very big dish- maybe a little TiO ceiling paint on a very large dish. for steam it would just be a large trough instead of a dish.

I know (for whatever reasons) Afghanistan has trouble getting major water projects off the ground-these are simpler
http://ceae.colorado.edu/mc-edc/pdf/Smart_Water_Solutions_ENG_V3.pdf

Water is probably a lot more important than electricity is at first.

Sooner or later you'll want to know more about whats involved in making your own-
http://www.fieldlines.com/

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Mike

build a community center, offer them a place to wash(clothes and themself), to cook cleaner food, offer them a faster way to take care of their field. teach them math, physic, better agriculture... point them out projects they could start. they don't need much beside been shown what they could do themself. I've seen the markets and they do have all the parts they need to build their own wind power generator.

I LOVE the spray paint oopsie (the paint "dripped" to make the sign just a tad better)...

spray paint oopsie.bmpmoped pickup.bmp

1) Afghanistan is NOT in the middle east. It's in south west asia. Neither are Iran & Pakistan. Muslim does NOT equal middle eastern.

2) Sunlight energy would be nice, but you have to BUY solar panels and the return per cost should be weighed vs wind. I have been working in Afghanistan (both on the economy & on bases) since 2003 so I can attest that there is a HECK of a lot of wind everywhere I've been (except Kabul)...

3) I would STRONGLY suggest you search out "wind turbine" here on Instructables and THEN go from there. I'd guess that IF you have a "free" generator/ alternator then you could "Afghan Engineer" the rest pretty easily. This is a pretty cool one for example https://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-an-electricity-producing-wind-turbine/

You might be better off with Solar panels. It's quite sunny in the Middle East, no?