When he was 2-week-in-days year old he pressed the unusual button. Instead of running after wind, he started collecting it and its power. The motivating factor was the need. To power his family’s home, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap.
19-year-old William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book called “Using Energy” and modifying them to fit his needs. The windmill he built powers four lights and two radios in his family home.
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