Submitted by: blueEnergy
Implemented country: United States
Title: Building Local Capacity for Sustainable Wind Power Development on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
blueEnergy provides a low-cost, sustainable solution to the energy needs of marginalized communities through the construction, installation and maintenance of hybrid wind and solar electric systems. By manufacturing wind turbines and other key components near their point of usage, blueEnergy is able to keep energy costs low, improve equipment serviceability, and create employment where it is desperately needed. blueEnergy is currently implementing its innovative approach in Nicaragua, where half of the 5 million inhabitants do not have access to electricity.