Founded in 2011, WindGen Power East Africa began with a mission to develop wind turbines designed specifically for the East African consumer – and fabricate them here in Kenya. After a year of research and development, WindGen produced two groundbreaking renewable energy solutions for the region: the Rhino Rotor (1 kW) and the Twiga Turbine (200 W).
WindGen Power has now grown into offering comprehensive off-grid energy solutions involving solar and wind. We design renewable energy systems, procure all of the components necessary, and implement projects.
Alastair Smith worked in the wind energy industry in a variety of capacities and roles prior to co-founding WindGen Power East Africa in 2010. He applied his experience developing a portable vertical-axis wind turbine for military use in designing the first two WindGen turbine models. Alastair is a graduate of the Harvard School of Engineering. Alastair can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Wopicho, a graduate of Kenyatta University with a degree in Renewable Energy, has previous experience working for a Kenyan wind energy company and brings a deep knowledge of Kenyan renewable energy sector to the WindGen team. Mark can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sam Slaughter worked with a solar energy company in Kenya prior to co-founding WindGen. During his previous experience in Kenya he learned about the renewable energy landscape of the East African region and came to recognize the need for quality, affordable wind power products. Sam also has experience in the energy industry working for the energy group at UBS Investment Bank, and is a graduate of the Harvard School of Engineering. Sam can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.