Thursday, July 05, 2007

Malawi Wowee

William Kamkwamba is from in the Kasungu district of Malawi, about 2-1/2 hours north of Lilongwe, Malawi's capital city. Not only did he build a windmill to generate electricity for his family, but he also (somehow) built a weblog to keep us updated:
While government might be moving at a retarded pygmy’s pace to search for alternative sources of electricity when signs are evident that Escom will not cope up with increasing demand, a form 1 dropout in Kasungu has proved that it is possible.

Using simple and straightforward concepts of science, William Kamkwamba of Mastala Village in the area of T/A Wimbe is generating electricity for his home using the ancient technology of a windmill.