by Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California on 09.24.09
William Kamkwamba has been a source of inspiration for us ever since he created his own working wind turbine from scratch in 2007. With zero money, zero new parts, and zero experience, he managed to devise a wind turbine that could power four lights and two radios. He later gave a talk at TED about his experience. Now, he offers up this excellent interview about his endeavor, hoping to spark others in similar into creative action. He's also moved on from windmills and has another big project up his sleeve.