Solar International Projects

Gabon Street Lighting Project

Su-Kam has made rapid strides in lighting up remote villages in Gabon, one of the many power starved nations in Africa, with the power of solar energy. The company has installed solar street lighting systems in various remote villages of Gabon, inhabitants of which are Bushmen and animal hunters who had never seen electricity before..

Project Details
Su-Kam has installed 2000 solar street lights in the remote villages of Kango (350 kms from Libreville), Mouila (1200 kms from Libreville) and Bitam (900 kms from Libreville) in Gabon (Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon, in west central Africa). The solar PCUs developed and installed by Su-Kam in these areas work on the “Dusk to Dawn” technology and automatically regulate lighting of street lights after sundown. The Su-Kam team faced several challenges during installation like lack of skilled manpower, no roads for transporting raw material, inhospitable terrains & weather, scarcity of food & unavailability of tools etc.
Prior to installation of these solar street lights, the villagers used to end their day and stop all activity post sundown in the absence of electricity. However, Su-Kam has given new life to the villagers who have now access to both electricity and employment with the effort of the solar team of Su-Kam.

Off-Grid Solar solutions in 35 schools in remote areas of Rwanda, Africa

Su-Kam has recently bagged a turnkey solar project covering 105 sites in Rwanda, Africa through the Ministry of external affairs, Govt. of India. Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Project Details
Su-Kam shall supply, install and commission Solar Photo Voltaic equipment and associated items for 35 schools in remote areas of Rwanda. The company would light up 35 schools with PCU Packages, 35 solar packages and 35 Home lighting. It will be responsible for pre-installation survey of the site and drawing out a detailed engineering plan. Su-Kam shall also provide a warranty of 1 year post the completion of the project. The Sukam officials shall also provide onsite training on operation & maintenance (O&M) to the personnel/staff/technicians of Rwanda.

Hybrid Solar Solutions in Remote Villages of Malawi, Africa

For the last seven years, a team from Su-Kam has been quietly at work in the African nation of Malawi, one of the most under-developed regions of the world. The team has successfully installed electricity powered by wind and solar energy for the first time for the inhabitants of five remote villages: Chigundu, Mdayaka, Eluyumi, Kumbande and Kadzuwa.

The team observed and analysed the conditions in the villages and decided to go in for a hybrid system – a combination of solar and wind energy. The wind speeds in these villages were found to be around 5 metres per second, adequate to generate electricity. Sunshine is also in abundance. The usage of the windmills succeeded in bringing down both the costs of the project and the space requirements of the installations.

Windmills generate electricity through the conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy. The wind rotates the blades of the windmill. Its shaft is connected to an inverter, which converts the mechanical movement of the blades to electricity.
Project Details
In each village, Su-Kam has installed 3 wind generators of 4.2 kW each, along with solar photovoltaic modules of 24 V / 150 W, generating 7.5 kW. All told, the systems are generating 20.1 kW for around 150 households in each village.

Project Details
Su-Kam installed a 6KVA PCU with 200Ah Battery Bank along with Solar Panels to run the critical load i:e CCTV Camera , ATM Machine and server. In the evening, PCU takes over the load and provides back-up overnight. PCU with SGB option helps to keep the batteries fully charged till mains power is available.
Solar system eliminates the regular use of generator sets resulting in huge savings on the fuel cost.

Solar Telecom project, Afghanistan

In the rugged, mountainous terrains of insurgency hit Afghanistan, Su-Kam is making its presence felt with its technology and the company is contributing significantly towards the growth of the telecommunications sector in Afghanistan. An official department of the Government of Afghanistan assigned Su-Kam the mandate for installing communication towers across 17 provinces out of 34, powered entirely by solar energy; with a diesel generator on site to serve as a standby. Of the 17 sites, 15 are designed to deliver a back-up period of 3 days in a row, with no solar power at all. The remaining 2 sites will deliver a back-up period of 5 days. Su-Kam provided the entire solar power solution on a turnkey basis. The company won this coveted contract pitching against global competition.
Project Details
Su-Kam has installed the following systems in Afghanistan: The heart of the solar system is Su-Kam's innovative Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) along with built-in charge controller and Solar Panels (monocrystalline) Cells.
Uninterrupted solar power supply to telecom towers used for communication within govt. departments across 17 provinces.