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Wind power energy is getting more shares in the total energy production every

year, with wind turbines growing bigger and bigger at the rhythm of technology

does.

While we cannot expect nowadays a totally renewal energy supply in Europe,

(some estimations say that it is possible for 2030) there are places where energy

grid has not even arrived and has not any plans for short or midterm time.

As we charge our mobile phone in any socket, there are people that has to illuminate

their homes with kerosene lamps, students that cannot study when the

daylight extinct, medicines that cannot be stored in a freezer... There are other

people that are connected to the grid but still have energy cuts.

For these people, it seems to be cheaper to have a grid connection than to have

an independent energy source, reasons for that are that in an isolated installation

the energy has to be chemically stored in batteries, with limited lifetime that

makes renewal costs comparable to those of a grid connection.

Furthermore, there are places which will not have electricity access, these places

coincide with the poorest and isolated rural areas of developing countries,

and these people cannot afford the cost of a wind turbine, nor small nor bigger.

Maybe a free turbine design, that anyone with common workshop materials

could build, would make a difference in the living conditions of this people. The

purpose of this project is to provide an alternative to these people.

Wind power energy is getting more shares in the total energy production every

year, with wind turbines growing bigger and bigger at the rhythm of technology

does.

While we cannot expect nowadays a totally renewal energy supply in Europe,

(some estimations say that it is possible for 2030) there are places where energy

grid has not even arrived and has not any plans for short or midterm time.

As we charge our mobile phone in any socket, there are people that has to illuminate

their homes with kerosene lamps, students that cannot study when the

daylight extinct, medicines that cannot be stored in a freezer... There are other

people that are connected to the grid but still have energy cuts.

For these people, it seems to be cheaper to have a grid connection than to have

an independent energy source, reasons for that are that in an isolated installation

the energy has to be chemically stored in batteries, with limited lifetime that

makes renewal costs comparable to those of a grid connection.

Furthermore, there are places which will not have electricity access, these places

coincide with the poorest and isolated rural areas of developing countries,

and these people cannot afford the cost of a wind turbine, nor small nor bigger.

Maybe a free turbine design, that anyone with common workshop materials

could build, would make a difference in the living conditions of this people. The

purpose of this project is to provide an alternative to these people.

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