PROJECT NAME: CALPENTYN WIND
wind energy generation to a remote peninsula in Sri Lanka.
YEAR OF PROJECT INITIATION: 2003
LOCATION: North Western Province, Sri Lanka
CONTACT PERSONS: Vinod Moonesinghe, firstname.lastname@example.org, Janaki Blum email@example.com
PROJECT SUMMARY: SARID has initiated an effort to provide small-scale
wind energy generation to a remote peninsula in Sri Lanka as
part of a plan for the conservation of coastal areas through sustainable
development with popular participation.
The aim of the project is to design energy resources
appropriate to the local climate and needs as highlighted by the
Regional household electrical appliances currently
use automotive batteries. Introducing wind turbines for battery
recharging will dispense with the arduous ferry-ride to a distant
mainland location where batteries are currently re-powered.
The venture thus builds on locally familiar technology
in order to improve the lives of the populace as well as gradually
establishing sustainable practices in the community.
The project intends to be self-financing in the future
with the generation of revenue for maintainance.
Vinod Moonesinghe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Janaki Blum (email@example.com)
PROJECT UPDATES :
SARID's Calpentyn Project participates
in Kalpitiya disaster mitigation
March 2005: SARID was invited by the authorities in Kalpitiya to
take part in the preliminary discussion about a catastrophe management
plan for the area. We formulated the main topics to be taken up
at a meeting with community-based organizations on this subject.
We also helped finalize the constitution for a coordinating body
of NGOs and Government organs for the Kalpitiya Bar Reef Conservation
Project. SARID will be part of the umbrella organization which is
being set up.
Calpentyn Background and Update
See also: Bar Reef Special Management Area Plan
We urgently need funds for this project to continue & depend
on the goodwill of visitors to the SARID site to help us.
Remember, even a donation of $15 goes a significant
way to meet local needs.
For donation information please go to: http://www.sarid.net/support/index.htm
We welcome your views on this project. Please send ideas and comments
to: firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Vinod