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Second Wind Helps Dartmouth Students Bring Sustainable Development to Remote African Region

SOMERVILLE, Mass. Feb. 10, 2011 Second Wind Dartmouth College Tanzania

Nomad 2 Wind Data Logger Tanzania Tanzania

Western Tanzania Molly Wilson

DHE will use local knowledge and the small body of existing wind data to select a prospective turbine location. Students will deploy the Nomad on the site for four to six months to aggregate data from wind measurement instruments. DHE students will collect the data and use it to decide whether to go ahead with wind turbine construction.

The wind turbine builds on DHE’s ongoing efforts to help the Kigoma region develop a sustainable economic base. In the program, engineering students design appropriate technology solutions as part of their classwork. ¬†Student volunteers implement the solutions in the field. DHE’s first project in Kigoma was developing a cookstove that uses fuel more efficiently, emits fewer pollutants, and can be built by Kigoma residents from local materials. Other projects include an improved coffee stove for drying coffee beans with less fuel, and a composting latrine. ¬†

Matt McLoughlin


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