Solar energy is the best option to ensure that water continues to be pumped to citizensNFDHR: Adel Othman- Sadeq Al-Baadani: - Sunday, 08 July, 2018
The high price of diesel, operating costs, maintenance fees and lack of operating budget are major reasons for the suspension of a large number of water projects in the various governorates of Yemen.
These reasons were developed by the National Development and Humanitarian Response Foundation under study and analysis to find scientific and practical solutions that ensure continuous pumping of water to citizens and not stopping any of the water projects carried out by the Foundation.
The company's executive director, Eng. Mohamed Salah, said that solar energy is one of the renewable and clean sources of energy, which is classified as environmentally friendly, and its economic feasibility is great especially in water projects, it saves very large amounts spent on buying fuel and maintenance fees for generators, in addition to its operational efficiency Which reaches more than 25 years.
The Foundation has started to adopt the solar pumping system in water projects since the beginning of last year 2017, and the Aldrehami water project in Hodeidah province was the first solar-powered project.
The suspension of those projects negatively affected the access of citizens to their drinking water and the spread of diseases associated with water pollution.
During the design of WASH and C4D Project in Saada Governorate, the Foundation was keen to select the solar pumping system, based on technical studies as the best option for the water projects to be implemented by the Foundation in the areas of Wadi Nashour, Wadi Rabea and Hanish in Al Safraa and Sahar Districts, funded by UNICEF.
It was a great challenge for the Foundation and its engineering and technical teams, given the size of the projects and the need for large systems to ensure the pumping of water from the depths of the earth.
The project is made up of four systems that are the largest installed in the province of Saada, the number of panels are 720 solar panels with a capacity of 270 W for a single panel and a total capacity of 200 kw, European industry, installed on bases made of iron installed easily to be directed towards the sun, and will pump water for more than 17 thousand beneficiaries in 47 villages in the districts of Ketaf, Al-Safra and Sahar.