William's wind turbine in Malawi

Malawi youth William Kamkwamba who, despite having no education or training, recently engineered and built a windmill to power his house. The full story (with pictures) comes from Inhabitat. And as one comment remarks after the article: "awesome…. the inguinity and ambition of this young guy is something for all of us to look up to". Quite so. But just imagine the problem with the planning authorities in a country like the UK! And then there's the NIMBY neighbours...

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