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Old 12-31-2009, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Just finished the book.


Basically a 14 year old dropout builds a windmill with no money and handmade tools and creates energy for his house and village. Pretty amazing ecomodding story.

Here's the background info.

Here's a short documentary worth watching.

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I wish William would come to my house and hook me up!

Very inspiring.

He's got an entry at wikipedia: William Kamkwamba. Looks like he also built a solar powered water pump for the well.

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