Here’s a truly inspiring story about handful of students who made it BIG!
I went to Agra, of course, to see the Taj Mahal but then I came across something absolutely astounding. Agra-based St. Peters School recently took initiative of uninterrupted electricity in the school premises. Since this school was constructed, it faced the problem of electricity supply in the school. Frequent power cuts had worsened the conditions and it became suffocating for children to study without fans.
The students, teachers and management struggled with this for months. The only alternative was the diesel generators. They used diesel generators and grid power to supply their running load in the school. This was a very expensive decision. The management was worried about the rising bills every month until finally the students came forward with the idea of using solar power. Students convinced the management go for the installation of solar panels to combat this crisis.
I met a few senior students to understand their perspective and this is what they had to say.
“In Agra, the maximum temperature can reach up to 43 degrees. It was nearly impossible to study without fans. We have been reading in the newspapers about the benefits of solar power, so we spoke to our teachers about installing solar panels in the school. The management liked our idea. We are very happy that we can now study without interruption because we always have electricity,” said the students.
Technically also, with Agra having an average of 13 hours and 30 minutes of daylight, a solar installation would have been perfect for this area.
Even though it was an expensive effort but it was a one-time investment and a greener solution as compared to the diesel generators.
Where there is a will, there is always a way!
And Su-Kam was ready to help these wonderful kids.
“Kyuki padhega India, tabhi to badhega India”
Su-Kam took up the responsibility to install a solar system in St Peter’s school. They took the help of Su-Kam’s service center SH power solution’s Mr. Hajarilal, who is an engineer himself to carry out this installation.
After a detailed site inspection, Mr Hajarilal decided to install Su-Kam’s solar inverter in the school. It was an off grid solar system.
How Su-Kam made a difference?
The Su-Kam Solar system generates approximately 20 to 25 units of electricity every day depending on the weather conditions and runs the load of the school that includes 20 fans and 20 tube lights – total load is about 2.5KW.
This installation was a great success and management of the school proudly call themselves a solar powered school. The system is able to power the appliances fully during the day and all through the night by battery backup.
This is not just a story but a guiding light for all the schools out there. Nothing can stop you from achieving your goals if you are determined. With such wonderful resources we can ensure regular study for children even in the remote locations of India and contribute to the growth of our nation.
All we require is your will and some solar energy! Think about it.
For those of you who are planning to get similar installations. Please refer to the technical details.
Let us know how an Off-Grid solar system works.
Su-Kam’s solar inverter works in connection a solar charge controller. It is a unique hybrid system which can charge batteries through solar and grid. As solar panels make DC electricity it goes through the solar charge controller which then controls the power and optimizes it to properly charge the batteries. The inverter then converts DC power coming from the batteries into AC to power electrical load. When there is a deficit of solar power, the off-grid solar system intelligently takes remaining required power from the grid and runs load as well as charges batteries.
Here goes the technical aspect:
Su-Kam Colossal Inverter – 5KVA
Su-Kam PWM Solar Charge Controller – 96V
Su-Kam’s solar panels 250W – 5KW
Su-Kam’s Batteries 150AH – 8 in number
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For further details, please contact –
Mr. Hajarilal (S. H. power solution) – 7055617170
A-4 Kamla Nagar, Agra
Site Address –
St. Peter School