This blog describes the activities of global nomad Dr. T.H. Culhane as he works on the Solar C.3.I.T.I.E.S. mission: "Connecting Community Catalysts Integrating Technologies for Industrial Ecology Solutions"
This cartoon was on the cover of the book "SolarGas" by David Hoye. It echoes the Sharp Solar slogan "Last time I checked nobody owned the sun!"
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Survey of Renewable Energy systems along the Khumbu Trail en route from Lukla to Mount Everest PART14
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE UNFINISHED POSTS AS I ASSEMBLE MY NOTES AND COMPILE RELEVANT PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE SURVEY.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CAROLINE HOWE copyright 2011
#70 Italian Solar Pyramid, run by Peter . 12 Nepali Staff, 2 months on, 2 months off, 4 kitchen staff. 2 kitchen staff and 3 technicians and 2 managers at any one time. Uses diesel and kerosene mix for generator backup.
53.3 V Battery. Batther Charge. DC Current 40 Amps = 2 KW, 20 A = 1 KW, 10 A = 0.5 KW. 25 Polycrystalline 60 W panels, 20 60 Watt Siemens Monocrystalline, 4 60 W Monocrystalline on other side.
30 2 panel arrays on front then 8 2 panelarrays.
7 to 8 KW from Pyramid's 3 systems. 3rd system built entirely by locals. 15 KW array on top of hill for science station.