winda

Someone took the initiative!

wind_power.jpgWe’ve been sitting and complaining all this time, while Shah Kamal was at his drawing board drawing up the plans. He came up with “winda”, short for ‘wind energy at home’ while gettin infuriated by the inefficiency of KESC.

Costing at Rs. 120,000 a pop and generating around 0.5 kw/hour of power, this option of power generation doesn’t come cheap. But in the long run, with absolutely NO fuel or raw material required, it could pay off for itself in no time (couple of years?).

Image & Article Courtesy: Daily Times

23 Comments so far

  1. LiveLikeAKing (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    Great Initiative.
    One big slap in the face of KESC.


  2. atif abdul rahman (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    GO WINDA GO!!!
    GO WINDA GO!!
    GOOOOOOOO WINDA!!!


  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    Creative!!! without doubt. Wind energy is a cheap renewable source of energy, but I dread the day when a building pops up right next to him ;) then the equation would look more like

    120,000 = 0.0 kw/hour LOL

    Steep investment for minimal return, but one must appreciate the initiative, its a thought in the right direction, we cannot remain dependent on Nuclear Energy forever and sadly hydro projects are being politically fueled to ashes


  4. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    I think mass production can make prices affordable.


  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    windfarms at windy beach


  6. HITMAN (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm
  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

    “electrification of each and every village in Pakistan with a minimum of 10 houses will take place by Dec 2007.. thats my promise .. Dictator in chief
    Uncle Musharraf said today…


  8. MB (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    Great work WINDA but TEETH has very valid point. See as i had said in your own two posts that we need to get out of this alternatives. It makes us less energetic in our case against KESC. Good for few but we need to press for proper solution which is a POWER plan.

    But for those who can, this is a great idea.

    Hey mansoor can you provide some more technical info on this please?


  9. KESC (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

    and from now Shah Kamal kai ghar load shedding nahe hoge !!!!


  10. Dee (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Hmmm great initiative and alternative indeed.But, i am thinking the city where almost everyone got mugged or atleast their cell phones what are the chances that this windmill will not be the targeted for chor bazar?.I hate to be a negative but considered as a practical issue.
    Dee


  11. sami (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    who said its always windy in karachi?


  12. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

    “Zara Hawa anay dey”


  13. Imran (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    Is it always WINDY in Karachi? A good innovation though which can improve with time; and well appreciated.
    Bravo! : )


  14. Kamran (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 12:25 am

    People are already trying to fly their kites into the wind generator, so that it gets caught up in the blade, stopping the generator.

    Why are we so destructive? Can’t even let a man enjoy his innovation


  15. BitterTruth (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    Sindh government minister has said that WAPDA refused to buy electricity from Thar Coal Project @4.7 cents pu(demanded to reduce tariff to 4.3 cents pu) but purchasing power @11 cents from Wind Projects..


  16. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    Thar Coal project ?? is it functional ?????
    It is from the Arbab Raheem constituency Thar, and seriously doubtful…. any updates on it., correct me please….!


  17. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 2:45 am

    I am willing to spend on a long term objective but I also need money back guarantee..


  18. Planner (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 3:34 am

    Hi All!!

    The current strategies to findout Alternative Energy Resources are spreading world wide. This strategy was adopted right after the 1973 Arab-Israiel War. In that war ARABS used Oil as a weapon and stopped production of oil resulting the Developed countries to think of this problem!!

    Check out the article:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_development

    and specially:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power


  19. Shiraz (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 9:07 am

    I was just curious to know why people don’t install solar panels on their rooftop for energy??? It’s always hot and sunny in Pak so why not?


  20. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    @Shiraz solar panels are not cheap and not readily available..


  21. BitterTruth (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    @Jamal
    Chinese firms were working on the projects since years and after their study they propose @4.7 cpu price which is apparently high for WAPDA (demands 4.3cpu). Arbab belongs to same constituency perhaps.

    an old news item detail cooperation plan


  22. Ameer (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    Actually that is illegal without proper documentation and approval by the government.

    My friend set one up and kesc made him take it down.. they said it was dangerous and illegal..


  23. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 12:03 am

    lol kesc loves doing that.. one of my friend setup gas generator for 24 hour usage after proper permission for gas company and when he started using it the kesc guys came ,coz they were curious about drop in usage and consumption of kesc’s units.. and when they found out that he is using generator, they said its illegal and against rules…

    weird rules …!



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