Solar drinking water project
of the comunity Pachakutik
The Pachakutik community is located in the Sucumbíos Province, at the height of Cascales, entering by car and on foot for three hours in eastern Ecuador.
The indigenous population of Pachakutik lives mainly from hunting wild animals and agriculture. The average monthly gross income for a family is less than US$30.
The solar energy system initially comprises 3 Isofoton I 110 panels with a total of 330 Wp (peak watts), 3 MAC seasonal accumulators of 12 V (volts) 150 Ah (ampere hours) 1 30 A regulator and 1 Triplite APS 900 inverter W (110V AC power generation for local electric water pump).
The 25 families now have access to more than 30 liters of water per day and person with the system. The pump is working about 1.8 hours per day.
The community is looking for financing to be able to increase the system with taps in houses and latrines in the future.
It is important that the community has its photovoltaic safe water system to have access to clean water. The community previously used water from a stream, and I had to bring their water in cans.
The solar system helps preserve the ecosystem.
The system was co-executed by the Pachakutik community, CODESO and FOISE, the Federation of Indigenous Organizations of
Sucumbíos Ecuador, with headquarters in Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Telefax: 593-6-2831465, email@example.com.
The main financing provided the Project for the Development of the Indigenous and Black Peoples of Ecuador PRODEPINE RAN Telefax 593-6-2887706, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water pumps with solar photovoltaic energy, they do not need transformers, poles. Installation without connection to the public electricity network. Profitable with low daily costs, Irrigation systems, for livestock, with a long useful life. Electric solar systems independent or autonomous. Support and protection of medical and computer equipment, radio communication, electric fences. Photovoltaic panels, MPPT regulators, stationary batteries (lithium), and pure sine wave inverters.