Solar Power isn't Feasible!

Solar Power isn't Feasible!
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.