- Oct 26, 2017
i think he also signed a non-aggression treaty with ClintonWikipedia said:After Kamen was denied permission to build a wind turbine on the island, he joked that he was seceding from the United States. The island's electrical system was later converted to a combination of wind and solar power with the help of Fritz Morgan, Chief Technology Officer of Philips Color Kinetics, operating independently of the regional electrical grid. This was accomplished by replacing all lighting on the island with LEDs, which resulted in a 70% reduction of in-house energy consumption. Kamen says that the island is carbon neutral due to solar panels on every building, a 10 kW wind turbine, and a "little" Stirling engine for backup power.
Kamen's secession is not legally recognized, but he still refers to the island as the "Kingdom of North Dumpling" and has established a constitution; a flag; a currency, which is the dumpling; a national anthem, which is the sound of a stone being thrown into water, and a navy consisting of a single amphibious vehicle. The people of North Dumpling are called "Dumplonians", and Kamen is said to refer to himself as "Lord Dumpling" or "Lord Dumpling II". In addition to North Dumpling Lighthouse, the island has a replica of Stonehenge.
I mean, how he got off the ground is pretty genius. He's getting solar street lights - the kind that you can buy off of Alibaba for 120 dollars a pop, and setting them up around villages and towns. He got 250 dollar solar battery+generator setups - enough to power several LED lights, a few laptops, and charge some phones. You are able to power 20 homes for 5000. He's working with municipalities to get money to do this - he didn't really need to use a lot of his money to get his business off the ground. It is a win win for everyone. Villages are safer with roads and streets being lit, school houses and homes now have electricity where there was no infrastructure. Leaders get support and influence, Akon gets money and influence.