mobile solar panel

mobile solar panel

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.

Solar energy for waterpumps

Solar energy for waterpumps

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.

first solar panels working

first solar panels working

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 €.

solar panels on fathers’ home’s roof

solar panels on fathers’ home’s roof

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.

new switching panel arrived

new switching panel arrived

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 The old installation had already become outdated and had to be replaced.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.

kick off: photovoltaik

kick off: photovoltaik

In November 2017, work began on the photovoltaic system on existing roofs. The first building to receive the panels is the old people’s home, which is located near the transformer that converts the 11 kV of the high-voltage line into 440 V. The transformer will be installed on the existing roofs. The transformer house is fed into the existing power grid. In a first step, 200 kWp will be installed. The stands for the panels are already assembled.

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The manufacturer uses concrete weights to protect the construction from storm and wind. Identical installations were previously inspected at an agricultural school in Nawanshahr. The manufacturer is a large and renowned Indian company offering a wide range of products from electric cables, light switches and fuse boxes to solar panels. The measure is subsidised by the Indian government with 28% through a programme to promote alternative energies. The majority is to be covered thereby from own resources.