Seattle, WA USA -> Muhuru Bay, Kenya

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Implementation Trip – Day 10

Wednesday August 20, 2014
It’s been slow here, but good. We’ve gone through most of the training, the changes to the training docs have been typed up and will be printed in Migori when we pick up Vincent. The BBOXXs have […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 9

Tuesday August 19, 2014
Kayla and Eli got in on Sunday night and quickly got to work getting caught up on what the team had been working on. Henry, Steve, and Andrew have since left, so the team is left to Eli, Kayla, […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 8

Monday August 18, 2014
Other than wind turbines and the 49 outstanding BBOXXs,  the system is up and running. Symons house and the kiosk have been running off pv  panels and batteries for three days. All appears well. The BBOXXs that […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 5

Friday August 15, 2014
Well, it can’t all go smoothly. Today as we were prepping to do a test raise on the first wind turbine tower, we noticed that the concrete base did not set as quickly as hoped. After a […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 4

Thursday August 14, 2014
I will start today’s post with an overview of the system that is being installed here in Muhuru Bay. Two wind turbines (about 1kW each) and 12 solar panels (235W each) will be used to generate clean […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 3

Wednesday August 13, 2014
Last night came to a close with a large storm. High winds and rains had us taking cover after dinner (our dinners consisted of white rice, potatoes, chicken vegetable stew, yellow lentils and a warm tusker beer).   […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 2

Tuesday August 12, 2014
Lots of progress to report! Yesterday the team from PowerGen arrived from Nairobi. Although they had been on the road for about 11 hours, they set out to work upon arrival. We had a team meeting and […]

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Implementation Trip – Day 1

Monday August 11, 2014
Team 1 (Steve, Kristy, Daniel, Jenna, Henry, Kristine, Michael and Andrew) arrived in Muhuru Bay last night. The journey to Muhuru Bay involved about 20 hours of flight time from Seattle (through Amsterdam), an eight-hour bus ride through Kenya, […]

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SU Team Wins Prestigious Award

CONGRATULATIONS to our Seattle University senior design team – the GRAND PRIZE winners of the 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education!  The team of senior ECE students Patrick Berg, Michael Koppi, Andrew Mewborn, and Daniel Nausner, along […]

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MBCM Project Video Launch!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our project video!  Check it out for info on our efforts in Kenya, footage and photos from the assessment trip, and more!
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