Sonkyo Energy wants to give back to society a part of what society gives to us and therefore we are developing supportive projects to help, in our modest way, to build a more just world.
Turkana Project (Kenya)
Sonkyo Energy, with the help of the Rose Foundation from the Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, will install a hybrid system for generating wind and solar energy in Turkana, Kenya. Thanks to this action, energy will be made to cover to the community of St. Paul's missionaries, which looks after a population of some 15,000 people - among them 2,500 children less than six years old - who will then be able to have easier access to drinking water and conserve food and medicines.
The Turkana project plans to have two Windspot 3.5 wind turbines installed by this summer which will produce 7 Kw of electric power and several solar panels to obtain deleted here 10 Kw.
To achieve success, an essential element is the involvement of the missionary community of St. Paul the Apostle, which has been working in the area for more than 20 years with the objective of improving the quality of life for the local population. As the priest at the mission, Alex Campón, explains, "one of the big problems" in keeping all of the development cooperation projects working is a lack of energy. "In remote areas, the only solution is renewable energy" and, in this case, "small wind power allows energy distribution to places where providing a supply is unthinkable".
Sonkyo Energy will move a team to Turkana to install and get the system operational. Moreover, the project includes training a team of people, so that they can take charge of the system maintenance. In any case, Sonkyo Energy is committed to providing advice by Internet during the useful life of the facility.
If you would like to take part in any of our projects, please contact us.
Dr. Ferrán Ballester
Sonkyo Energy is collaborating with the company TEICAN in a project to design and install a water treatment plant using renewable energy in the African town of Bakambe in Cameroon. Thanks to this initiative, an acceptable quality of drinking water will be achieved, thus reducing illnesses associated with contaminated water. Sonkyo Energy is providing teams and materials free of charge.
The contribution in this project comes from a request from Dr. Ferrán Ballester, who for many years has had a small clinic in Bakambe, a town located 50 kilometres by dirt track from the nearest locality which in the rainy season is completely cut off.
This small medical center in Bakambe carries out, among many other things: control of malaria; intestinal parasites and pulmonary tuberculosis carried out with a microscope and reagents; control of blood pressure, especially for pregnant women and diabetics; cures for wounds or fractures.
The Bakambe project will be a reality thanks also to the fact that personnel from Sonkyo Energy and TEICAN are dedicating their free time without pay to selection work, component design, drawing up of technical manuals, advice, training, etc.
Finally, think what the result would be if every small, medium or large company took on a commitment like this.