Seattle, WA USA -> Muhuru Bay, Kenya

Muhuru Bay Community Micro Grid

Bringing clean, sustainable energy to Kristy's Cape Academy and the community of Muhuru Bay, Kenya

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Wind

Wind turbines provide some of the power needed to operate the 3kW community charging station

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Solar

Solar panels also contribute to the 3kW charging station at Kristy's Cape Academy

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Battery Kits

Battery-powered home lighting kits allow for families to bring electricity into their homes while simultaneously providing a source of income for the school

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Community

Our community charging station enhances the lives of 300 students and 640 additional community members by providing their first ever access to electricity

Our Latest Blogs

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2MWh of Energy Produced!

After less than a year in operation, the micro grid at Kristy’s Cape Academy in Muhuru Bay has produced 2MWh of energy!  Thank you to our volunteers and congratulations to the community of Muhuru Bay for this achievement! Read More
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LIVE: Datalogger Dashboard

Check out our new dashboard tool for visualizing wind and solar data from the site in Muhuru Bay, Kenya!  A datalogger device collects and sends a dozen data points every minute through the GSM network to a server located in […]

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Implementation Trip: Time Lapse

Check out these great time lapse videos of our wind turbine installation and community event!   Read More
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Implementation Trip – Day 26

Friday September 5, 2014
Team 3’s stay comes to a close today, as we are the last ones to flight back to Seattle tonight.  Our last day in Muhuru Bay was quite productive. First, Ayesha distributed sizable portions of maize to […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 23

Tuesday September 2, 2014
Yesterday, September 1st, marked the first day of the school year and all students were called to school by a big bell hanging from a tree. There was a short ceremony with the raising of the Kenyan […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 21

Sunday August 31, 2014
Eli and Kayla left on Saturday morning. Their bus left with 1.5hr delay because the it had been stuck in a traffic jam in Nairobi. To make matters worse, their bus had a breakdown that caused an […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 19

Friday August 29, 2014
Things have been slow for us the last few days – as the microgrid manager is fully in charge of the daily operations of the kiosk and things are running smoothly, there is not much for us […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 18

Thursday August 28, 2014
People are slowly trickling in to pick up their BBOXXs. Today we passed out out the thirteenth! We’ve also had 3 people come in for cell phone charging today, and one yesterday. Zebedee has taken over running […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 15

Monday August 25, 2014
PowerGen finished installing the wind turbines today and they are producing power! We reviewed the maintenance procedures with PowerGen and Zebedee to make sure we all understood.  Then we prepared for the community event. There was a […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 14

Sunday August 24, 2014
Vincent and Ayesha have joined the team, arriving today along with the Alstom team.  PowerGen also arrived today to begin assembling the wind turbines. They forgot to bring wire lugs, and we are waiting for our team […]

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