Su-Kam sets up Nubra Valley’s first solar resort
The Nubra Valley near Ladakh valley is not just breathtakingly beautiful – it can now boast of a completely solar powered resort as well.
This was made possible by Su-Kam’s channel partner Siddharth and Shravan Samnotra of JK Machine and their team.
The 10 KVA Off-grid solar project was completed in less than 10 days which includes time spent on travel in the mountainous region.
Ladakh – A haven of solar energy
Located 10,000 ft. (3048 metres) above sea level, Ladakh has a high potential for generating solar power – solar panels there generate 5% more electricity than places in states such as Gujarat or Tamil Nadu.
The resort which comprises 17 cottages, a recreation hall, a restaurant and other common areas will be completely lit up by the electricity generated by the solar panels. The solar system will also run 2 submersible water pumps of 2HP each.
Electricity – a rarity in the region
The area where the resort is located gets electricity for only 4 hours in a day from 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. So, going solar was not just the most logical choice for the owners but probably the only choice.
Apart from the functionality, the solar system finds another way in making itself useful. It will not only fulfil the energy requirements of the resort but would do so without harming the region’s already somewhat endangered natural environs.
The challenges of the project
Reaching the far-flung Nubra Valley was a daunting task for the team.
It took them 3 days to reach the place from Jammu after crossing the famous Kardhung La Pass. Due to the high altitude and hence the lack of oxygen, the team members consistently fell sick.
Despite these challenges, the project was completed in one week.
The resort is currently under construction and will be fully operational after two months. We extend our wishes to the team for a highly successful launch.