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 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.
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 €.
The first solar panels were installed on the roof of the old people’s home at the beginning of February 2018. Among the visitors on the roof also our second chairman as well as the cash auditor, who were just on site in Kirpal Sagar for the annual planning.
200 kWp of installed power are to be installed in a first tranche, further panels will follow, see also our program for upgrading the roofs of Academy/Internat and the hospital.
At the end of December a new switch panel for the power distribution arrived in Kirpal Sagar. The old installation had already become outdated and had to be replaced. The installation will take place shortly.