The St. Peters school is located in Agra district, Uttar Pradesh. Since this school was constructed, it faced the problem of electricity supply in the school. There are frequent power cuts in that area. The students, teachers and management struggled with this for months. They used diesel generators and grid power to supply their running load in the school. The management was worried about the rising bills every month until finally the students convinced the management go for solar power.
“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 in the school. The management liked our idea. We are very happy that we can now study without interruption because we always have electricity,” say the students.
Agra city located in Indian state Uttar Pradesh receives ample amount of sunlight. With an average of 13 hours and 30 minutes of daylight, a solar installation would be perfect for this area.
Su-Kam then took up the responsibility to install a solar system in that 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, Hajarilal decided to install Su-Kam’s solar inverter in that school.
How Does an Off-Grid solar system work?
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.
- 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
Load Running and Units Generated
The 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 success and management of the school is now happy to see their school turn into a solar powered school. The system is able to power the appliances fully during the day and all through the night by battery backup.
We had a candid conversation with Mr. Hajarilal right after the installation and he told us, ‘We have installed Su-Kam’s 5KVA solar inverter in this school. I have disconnected the grid power and diesel generator from the solar system so that their entire load is running on solar. They will not be paying anything for running their load after the solar system has been installed.’
We wish this school and the students all the best and best of luck for the coming days. Follow Su-Kam’s Blogs to know more about solar installations. We will keep you updated about all interesting solar stories.
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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