2013: Hydroelectric Project in Sambangan, Bali Moves Forward!

February 2013 photos from Sambangan, Bali showing the fruits of local work to bring sustainable, hydroelectricity to remote rural households:

[This is the approach to the site.  We have plans to landscape the path with locally collected materials to reduce erosion and provide manageable access to visitors from the nearby treking trail.
This is the approach to the site. We have plans to landscape the path with locally collected materials to reduce erosion and provide manageable access to visitors from the nearby trekking trail.

Visitors will arrive on the shelf of land above Ketut’s head in this photo and be able to walk onto the roof of the meeting house. Which will be grassed much like the structure Ketut and friend are sitting on here.

This is the view from the platform down the river valley.

This is the view from the platform down the river valley.

This is the penstock which carries water down to the turbine protected by the turbine house. The supports are made from concrete reinforced hollow palm trunks and the PVC pipe is covered with Ijuk (a natural palm fiber often used in the building industry in Bali).  With time ferns and moss will grow in the Ijuk medium and the micro-hydro system will fade into the jungle without sacrificing functionality.

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