Workshop “Stirling”

Last March we were in Pyongyang, once again with a co-worker of GAiN Germany and held a workshop on the topic Sterling. The Stirling engine is a heated gas engine. Our goal is to give the rural population access to some electricity so that people will be able to have some light in the evenings and maybe listen... Continue Reading →

High-Performace Aerogenerators produced

We discovered an article published by Pak Un Jong in the North Korean publication «Korea Today» on a factory that is successfully producing small aerogenerators: HIGH-PERFORMANCE AEROGENERATORS PRODUCED IN LARGE NUMBERS Korea is accelerating their work to increase the power production using wind force, tidal power, organic substances, and solar energy and make the most... Continue Reading →

Stirling in Action

Our partner engineer in Pyongyang, is working to make a simple utilization of the Stirling engine possible for North Korean homes. Now it is our task to provide North Korea with expertise on the „Stirling“. We are planning a workshop in Pyongyang. I will travel to Pyongyang in the spring for the preparation and discussion... Continue Reading →

Perseverance Is Worth It

On 28th December 2014, I finally received an e-mail from Pyongyang that I had long been waiting for. Our chief wind engineer of the Alternative Energy Center, reported the following: “On 18th December we received all the material for the wind turbine that you ordered and organized for us and are extremely thankful!” But the... Continue Reading →

This is a first building that has insulation added on the walls and the roof to save energy.

Stirling

Another part of the project has been finished: Minergy farm, greenhouse, and renovation of an old building. What‘s next? Besides the wind engines, solar cells and collectors known everywhere, there are some more ‚engineering marvels.‘ One of them is the Stirling engine. Basically, the difference of two temperatures drives a little engine with generator. It... Continue Reading →

After Finishing

Three months ago we reported about the successful renovation of an old building according to the Minergy standart. The eight-year-old administration building of the vegetable cooperative of Ryokpho has received a new isolation and new windows. This winter the staff can feel the difference. The building can serve as a model for different partners and... Continue Reading →

Minergie: Renovation for Low-Energy Consumption Begins

Dear Reader, After three years of training seminars and study trips and the exchange of much knowledge and information, our North Korean partners are ready to implement what they have learned about energy efficient building. A greenhouse, renovations of an existing building and a new structure are three concrete steps forward. These projects establish practical... Continue Reading →

Alternative Energy Project Taking Shape

Everything old is new again: This older building is being renovated and better insulated. A new greenhouse with a closed energy and nutrient cycle will be erected next to the existing building. Stefan Burckhardt visited our partners in Pyongyang in June, and he took a special trip outside the capital city: Mr. Jang, project leader... Continue Reading →

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