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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Feature on Dr. Henry Louie

Congrats to our very own Dr. Henry Louie, assistant professor at Seattle University, for his featured article from Seattle U’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.  We’re proud of Dr. Louie and his passion for humanitarian engineering, and glad to […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 6

Sunday December 22, 2013
Travel! Today we made our journey from Nairobi to Muhuru Bay, the site of Kristy’s Cape Academy. The school is on the shores of Lake Victoria, near the borders of Tanzania and Uganda in western Kenya. The […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 5

Saturday December 21, 2013
With the formal meeting schedule  completed, today we were able to do some tourism and take care of loose ends. The team makeup also changed, with Avnaesh departing late Friday night and Kristy and Mychael arriving Saturday […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 4

Friday December 20, 2013
The Assessment Team again split up today, with Jeff remaining at the Rosa Mystica in order to work on the remote data logging and telemetry technology. Parts of the anemometer were damaged in-transit, and the many components […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 3

Thursday December 19, 2013
The Assessment Team is now one person stronger with the addition of Jeff yesterday. The traffic congestion in Nairobi means that most places take 1-2 hours to get to. On any given day, we spend perhaps 60% […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 2

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We woke up to another beautiful day in Kenya. Nairobi is very close to the equator, which means the day and night are evening divided into 12 hour periods year round. It is not surprising that the […]

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Assessment Trip – Day 1

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
After a day-and-a-half of traveling, the assessment team (Steve, Avnaesh, Ayesha and Henry) made it safely to Nairobi. We will spend the next five days here visiting with potential suppliers and vendors for the Muhuru Bay Micro […]

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Final Project Meeting of 2013

Our final project meeting for 2013 will take place on Thursday December 5th at Seattle University from 7-8:30pm.  We will cover several topics as we prepare to send off members of our team for their assessment trip to Kenya! Read More

Welcome!

Welcome to the Muhuru Bay Community Microgrid site!  Please explore our growing page, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and stay tuned to see how we bring clean, sustainable energy to a community in need. Read More