Archive for October 2008

Of the Nature of Love

Oct 18th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Natural World, Poetry

Love, free and flowing Love, a tree that’s growing   You can see the leaves and buds a’bursting   You can feel the breeze, the roots are thirsting This is of the nature of Love. Love, new and knowing Love, a river that’s flowing   The current is strong but beneath is still   Forever flows on and always [...]

The Power of Wind in Somaliland

Oct 17th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: North Africa and Middle East, Wind Power

In Somaliland people depend on diesel generators to pump water. This method has become very expensive and highly polluting to the environment. The average well or borehole requires between 10 and 30 liters of diesel each day. The backbone of the country’s economy is livestock and this has put the cost of livestock and agriculture [...]

Solar Rural Schools Project: South Africa

Oct 10th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: SELF, Solar PV, Sub-Saharan Africa

Building on their earlier success in South Africa, in 2008 the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) solar-electrified three schools in the Eastern Cape Province, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Funded through the generosity of the Kellogg Foundation and JP Morgan Chase, with laptops provided by Dell Computers, two thousand students and their families now have [...]