Submitted by: blueEnergy
Implemented country: Nicaragua
Title: blueEnergy: locally produced wind turbines for sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy in poor regions.
blueEnergy is a nonprofit organization that provides a sustainable solution to the energy needs of marginalized communities through the construction, installation, and maintenance of hybrid wind and solar electric systems. blueEnergy manufactures wind turbines and other key components locally, near their point of usage, to create the capacity needed to support the long-term operation of the systems. blueEnergy's approach creates employment where it is desperately needed and ensures sustainability, the most critical factor in keeping the life-cycle cost affordable.