Student Develops Model for Alternative Electricity Using Windmills

Student Develops Model for Alternative Electricity Using Windmills

- A high school student, Abanga Abdul, has developed a proposed house model that would solve the erratic power supply problem in his country of Ghana

- The proposed model, if implemented, would enable Ghanaians to enjoy naturally-produced electricity without ever paying bills

- According to Abdul, the power issue in the country is mostly caused by over-dependence on hydroelectric power

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Abanga Abdul, a student of Ghana Senior High School in Tamale, has created a model house to demonstrate his proposed solution to the erratic power supply in the country.

In a video report sighted by Briefly News on the Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the young man indicated that he created the model house with cardboard, a DC motor, wire and an LED bulb.

Abdul explained that over-dependence on the hydroelectric power supply is the main cause of the power challenges as the demand for the supply is extreme.

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However, with alternative power generating methods, the demand for the hydroelectric power supply would be greatly reduced and complemented.

The model Abanga Abdul proposed employs windmills as the alternative source of power generation for households.

He indicated that this method is highly efficient, renewable, and cost-effective as the only charges the users would incur are the capital to procure the equipment and maintenance costs once a while.

This, Abdul explains, is far better than the current system where Ghanaians have to pay bills to have power almost every month.

Meanwhile, Briefly News reported on a man who is making his way in the world of electricity supply. Tonye Irims is a successful businessman who owns a solar electricity company called WiSolar. However, his road to success was filled with obstacles.

In 2016, after several business failures, he decided to venture into clean technology. Tonye saw an opportunity arise in the power industry, which led to the birth of WiSolar. Even though there is a power crisis in the country, Tonye and his team could not get their company up and running. He recalled doing only three installations a year, which understandably was not very profitable.

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Speaking to Briefly News, Tonye said: "Like many startups, we experienced a series of challenges that almost made us shut down. At that time, we were only able to do just three installations in our first year of operation. It prompted us to almost sell the business for just a little over R120 000."

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