In developing countries, many poor people suffer from a lack of access to modern energy.  Nearly 75 percent of Sub-Saharan Africans, or 550 million people, do not have access to electricity.  In South Asia, some 50 percent, or 700 million people, lack access.  About 90 percent of those without access in South Asia live in rural areas.  The International Energy Agency estimates 1.4 billion people will still lack access to electricity in 2030 unless new approaches and policies are adopted. Successfully tackling electrification means adapting programs to local contexts and national environments.1

The global energy challenge of our time is to tackle the threat of climate change, meet the rising demand for energy and to safeguard security of energy supplies. Wind energy is cost effective and highly competitive with coal and nuclear power technologies and is ready today for global deployment on a scale that can help tackle the above stated problems.  Wind power systems can be installed far quicker than conventional power stations.  This is a significant factor in economies with rapid growth in electricity demand. Wind energy is a significant and powerful source.  It is safe, clean, and abundant.  

Unlike conventional fuels, wind energy is a massive indigenous power source permanently available in virtually every nation in the world.  It delivers the energy security benefits of avoided fuel costs with no long term fuel price risk. Wind power avoids economic and supply risks  and/or political/economic dependence on other countries.


Wind Energy Production

Our 5kW Vertical Access Wind Turbine (VAWT) out for testing in Whitewater, CA.  It was designed and fabricated by DRET,LLC, one of our partners.  The CEO, Bob Pandya is also a member of our Core Team.

EPI’s main project development objective focuses on empowerment  via  technology transfer by building fabrication facilities in strategic locations as a necessary commerce component, that will serve as production facilities for the developing country’s wind energy projects, staffed at all levels by EPI-trained indigenous citizens and/or owned outright via licensing agreements, and supporting  local businesses via sub-contracting supplies and services used in the fabrication processes and supporting manufacturing, distribution and maintenance functions.

EPI’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Facilitate Wind Energy Projects:

Our 400 watt VAWT installed at a home In Pasadena, CA.

Our 20kW & 50kW design

Bob Pandya - Core Team Member at our VAWT research, fabrication and test center.

Source: Ren21 Renewable's 2015 Status Report