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Make Your #Microformer @jmlee_ @Make @microformer @pmendozaaraya

The Microformer Project would like to introduce our open source step-by-step guide to making a Microformer! It presents the tools, materials, and guidance needed to put together a Microformer, which is the essential component to our vision of a medium … Continue reading

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#Microformer in the News @CSMonitor @p_merc

Thanks to Pete Mercouriou writing for Global Envision for reporting on the Microformer project! Thanks also to the Christian Science Monitor for reposting his blog article on the CSMonitor.com website! Here are the links for anyone interested: 1) CSMonitor: “Barefoot … Continue reading

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Conference Paper on Microformer Implementation

If anyone is interested, please click on this link below to the IEEE Xplore page for our conference paper on implementing the microformer idea at a demonstration facility in Madison, WI: Ludois, D.; Lee, J.; Mendoza, P.; Venkataramanan, G.; Electr. & … Continue reading

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Practical Action and Sustainable Action

Please see the links below for more information about international efforts to focus resources on bringing energy access to all and the desire to have this energy come from more sustainable resources. Universal Energy Access is a Key Priority 2012 … Continue reading

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Microformer System Installation in Huatacondo, Chile

Patricio flew to Iquique on June 8th, along with the supporting team members from Santiago: Lorenzo Reyes, already introduced in our previous post, who is the engineer in charge of the Huatacondo project; Bernardo Severino, an undergraduate student (now graduated) … Continue reading

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Microformer Construction in Santiago, Chile

Patricio flew to Chile on May 25th, 2011 and met with Lorenzo Reyes, who is the engineer in charge of the Huatacondo project, officially called the Sustainable Enrgy Condor or ESUSCON (Energía Sustentable Cóndor). Even though Patricio kept in close … Continue reading

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Practical Action Technical Brief: “Grid Connection”

If you are not familiar with the state of electrification in the developing world, the Practical Action “Grid Connection” Technical Brief gives a great overview of what the barriers to connection are. Here are some highlights of the brief: “[Electricity] … Continue reading

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Planning and Partnership with the University of Chile

Patricio has been in contact for a long time with Prof. Rodrigo Palma from the U. of Chile, who is one of the most active faculty members in the Power and Energy area of the Electrical Engineering department. He is … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on the Future of Energy

Great Wired Mag piece on Bill Gates, focusing on energy issues. Take a look!

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The UN-Foundation: “2012 is the Year of Sustainable Energy for All”

On April 7th, 2011, the UN Foundation declared that 2012 will be the Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The bold declaration is intended to position policy makers and actors in both the public and private realm to direct action … Continue reading

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