Chitungwiza Community Solar Borehole
We installed a 1.5hp ac pump which is being powered by solar panels via a 2hp variable frequency drive. The ac pump has a flow rate of 5700 liters per hour and its being used to fill up 2 x 5000l water tanks. The system was designed in such a way that solar power and electricity are being used interchangeably by making use of a change over switch. Water being pumped is being accessed by approximately 350 people in the community in a day with each person getting 10 buckets of water.