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Lakota Wind Turbine Project


Village Earth and Lone Buffalo, with support from Honor the Earth, are collaborating on to develop an appropriate technology wind-turbine in an attempt to lower the cost for families wanting to utilize their allotted lands by eliminating the need to extend the electrical to remote parts of the reservation . Based on concepts and plans found in Village Earth’s Appropriate Technology Library, the development of the turbine will be depend on the ingenuity, materials, and labor found on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Below are plans for a home-built wind turbine found in the Appropriate Technology Library. Even though, the Lakota Wind Turbine will utilize similiar concepts as the one below initial plans include using such materials as an automobile brake-drum for the housing.

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