Energy Villages

Moja Island Renewable energy options Learning Objective To identify the most appropriate renewable energy options for an island community. A big issue: no electricity? Did you know that nearly

one third of people in the world dont have access to electricity from a national grid? No mains electricity The majority of people without access to mains electricity live in remote areas in developing

countries. And theres little chance of being connected in the near future! Why do you think that is? Picture from PA Communities sorting their energy solutions

Many people living without mains electricity find other ways to generate electricity. In Sri Lanka these children are looking forward to having light in their homes generated by a small wind turbine. Running off the river

Better image available? In Kenya, 96% of people dont have access to grid electricity. A community from Mbuiri, a village north of Nairobi, have channelled part of a river to generate electricity from

small-scale hydro-electric power schemes. Moja Island Moja island is a small country situated off the East Africa coast in the Indian ocean. It has no mains electricity.

The 1,450 islanders mainly use kerosene lamps and candles for lighting and fuel woods for cooking food. Moja Island The government has decided to invest money to generate electricity on Moja Island. Your task: As a group of scientists, you have been asked

to identify the most appropriate renewable energy options for village communities on Moja Island. Renewable Energy options? Can you think of some options for renewable energy that might be suitable for Moja Island? Each group needs Island map

Set of Top Trump energy cards Community group card Renewable Energy Choices sheet for group feedback Which were the overall popular choices of renewable Energy for Moja island?

Energy sources Wind Solar Water (hydroelectric, wave, tidal) Geothermal Biological (biomass, biogas)

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