Sustainable Energy in Ecuador!

Organized by: Tina Marshall

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August 17, 2014

The big wire is here! It's a huge heavy roll. Getting the wire into the 100 m conduit, all 370 m's, is a drag. And I mean you have drag...;) See More


Neverland farm ( has been hosting international and national students and volunteers for 15 years. We are a well known agroecotourism locale. Many young (and more than a few not so young!) beginning farmers have lived with us for long and short term and gone on to organically produce fantastic farms worldwide- which means we are successful at teaching, at least, a love of the land and nature! The money raised with this project will go entirely towards the final installation of our micro hydro electric system for the Neverland farm community. We will be providing not only lights for our small community (4 kW, 24/7) but also a demonstrable model of easily duplicable and affordable micro hydro energy technology for small communities in Ecuador, and worldwide. We'll be inviting high ranking officials, local, state and international, as well as any student (anyone who is interested in any way) to visit this model and learn How It Works and how we built it! We will also provide international consultants (Netherlands, H-Energiesystemen B. V.,, and HydroH.NL) for any community, town or individual wishing to create similar systems.
This system is so important here, micro hydro simply borrows the force of a moving water source and returns all water to the source rapidly, reducing or even eliminating ANY environmental impact. Unlike large hydro systems that use big dams and can do major environmental damage, micro is known to be a high enery producer with little to no environmental impact! South American governments are highly supportive of these systems, because of low expense, low to no damage to the 'media ambiente' and for reducing and even cutting out fossil fuels. This type of system, PAT, pump as turbine, to a three phase generator is possible all over the Andes mountain region, where water is more prolific. In these times of dwindling water supply and poor use of water and fossil fuel resources, we believe teaching environmentally correct and positive solutions and systems is critically important. We start here, one man, one farm, one community, One World. Help us to teach and help others by completing this project and showing the people of South America that an alternative energy solution is not only viable, but normally costs less than hooking to the Grid!
Any funds over the cost of the final installation will be used to wire houses and get circuit breakers and fixtures installed. The initial start up will run ballast loads and a freezer for community needs, but house wiring will have to happen little by little, economically sustainably, unless we surpass (oh happy day) our initial goals! Thanks to one and all, and pass the word! Peace and love, Tina



3% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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