Hartford students help power school in Nepal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) —

mountain_windA school in a remote village in Nepal is getting electricity, thanks to some Hartford High School students.

The 14 Connecticut kids in the school’s academy of Engineering and Green Technology have been designing and building a wind-powered turbine for the school in Saldang, which is in Nepal’s Dolpa region and surrounded by the Himalayan mountains.

The school has no power is accessible only by yak, and not at all in the winter when the region is blanketed with snow.

The Hartford students are working with a grant from the Connecticut-based Werth Foundation. They spent months designing and building the generator, which includes a vertical wind turbine and solar panels.

Project officials say the generator will be delivered to the village Sept. 18 by helicopter and installed at the school.

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