Green energy – sustainable future

Installation of the Solar Water Supply System in the Area Adjacent to the Well in Gusanagyugh Community, Ani

The project is implemented based on the contract signed on 29.01.2016 by “Ferti Charitable Center” NGO (the donor), Gusanagyuh community municipality (the recipient), the farmer group of Gusanagyugh community (the user), and Shirak Marzpetaran (the observer). The investment amount is 3,3 million AMD. Gusanagyugh community prepared the area and installed fences, as well as planted 1500 fruit trees.

Goal: To remedy social issues of Gusanagyugh community. Planting a fertile community orchard along with the installation of an irrigation system with lifting water from wells (with the use of electrical energy produced by photovoltaic panels).
Technical description of the system: The system, by means of the well pump (nominal capacity is 0,75kW) and through the pipeline and sleeves, drives the water to the storage tank at the speed of 50 l per minute to the newly-planted orchard (3 m3 per hour or 15 – 20 tons daily). Storage pool can be used instead of the tank. The system of 8 solar batteries that serves as a primary energy source for the solar water supply system is mounted on the support. In case of application of this technology, it is intended to use solar batteries with 2 kW nominal capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The principal scheme of the system installed in Gusanagyugh community

(1) well pump
(2) water-proof wire
(3) sleeves
(4) pipeline
(5) protective lid and hanger for the well pump
(6) solar batteries system
(7) support of the solar water supply system
(11) inverter block
(12) micro-control system
(16) charging regulator
(17) acid power accumulating batteries
(19) storage tank

 

Economic benefits: The orchard occupies about two hectares. Four employees are provided for the maintenance of the latter. Solar photovoltaic station generates about 3000 kWh electric energy annually (140 000 AMD). Starting from the fourth year of the orchard creation, total revenues (from crop realization) each year are expected in the amount of about 4-5 million AMD, and for each subsequent year until the 10th year will grow by about 1 million AMD per year.
Environmental benefits: It is expected to reduce CO2 greenhouse gases with 1,3 tons (the absorption of carbon dioxide by the trees in the orchard will be estimated additionally).
Social benefits:

  • The revenues obtained from the orchard are directed to remedy the social issues in the community
  • Members of socially vulnerable families of the community are employed in the orchard
  • The electric energy generated during the non-irrigation period is used for the external lightening of the community