Africa Initiative

Muhuru Bay Micro-Grid Project

Working alongside industry professionals, a team of Seattle University students and faculty built a Micro-grid system for a Wind and Solar farm at Muhuru Bay in rural Kenya. This project provided electricity generation together with portable batteries and lighting to the area for the first time.

Vohitra (Village), SIT in Madagascar, 2014. Photo by Kirsti Ruud, '15

You can read more about the Muhuru Bay Micro-grid Project at their website at

I learned a lot about doing this work in Chikuni with limited resources. We cut the blades for the wind turbine by hand. It was about being able to improvise with the bare minimum of tools.

Josh Peavler (Electrical Engineering) Graduate Computer and Electrical Engineering Humanitarian Engineering Group Chikuni, Zambia