A further 150 kWp of solar power on the roof of the old people’s home has recently been completed.
The mobile solar system has passed the first test.
The modules are stowed compactly on the trailer for transport and are taken to the place of use with the tractor, where the two panel supports are unfolded via a rail system similar to a drawer, connection to the pump, ready.
In recent weeks the central water tower in Kirpal Sagar has been renovated and the large pump, which pumps water from a depth of 80 metres, has recently been largely powered by solar power.
In summer, without irrigation, not much works in northern India.
Traditionally, diesel pumps are used for this purpose, and electric pumps are now also available on the market. Instead of laying expensive long cables or installing overhead lines in the fields to supply them, solar panels are an option. Since several wells located at a distance are usually used, each pump receives its own panel according to the conventional concept.
What a pity that the pumps usually only run for a few hours and the electricity generated cannot be used in the other hours. A mobile solution, in which the panels are brought to the pumps, is obvious. An existing old trailer served as a platform.
Today we received pictures from this year’s vegetable harvest. After some trials last year, a larger area was cultivated with eggplants this year, with success, as you can see.
On 31 August, the first solar panels were put into operation on the roofs of the Academy and the boarding school buildings after the feed-in permit of the electricity grid operator had finally been received. In December 2017 KS-plus had taken over a part of the amount and transferred 1,600 €.