While only eight people live on the Kahka Creek reserve permanently, its ecolodge provides shelter for students and tourists from FADCANIC and abroad. Earlier this year, technicians from blueEnergy made the journey to the reserve and installed a 2000 W solar mini-grid. Funded by donations from Renewable World and comprised of six solar panels, one 4kW inverter, four charge controllers and a bank of 28 batteries, the system provides energy to the reserve’s ecolodge, school, workshop and guard house.
|Placing solar panels on the roof|
|Ronald (foreground) and Gilles (behind) securing solar panels|
|Juan Carlos installing a junction box in the workshop|
|Gilles showing off the control panel|