Shakti Pumps installs high-altitude solar pumps in Mizoram
This project is a cornerstone of technology playing a key role in development, said Dinesh Patidar, chairman and managing director of Shakti Pumps India.The company has completed the trial run of the Sialhawk Solar Pumping Station Project and will be operational, after the completion of civil works.
Shakti Pumps on Thursday said it has installed and commissioned the northeastern region's first high-altitude solar pump project in Mizoram.
''Shakti Pumps (India) Ltd, the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of solar pumps and motorised pumps, has announced the successful installation and commissioning of the northeastern region's first high-altitude solar pumps project in Mizoram,'' the company said in a statement.
Shakti Pumps was commissioned to install the solar pumps at an altitude of about 4,000 feet in the Sialhawk village of Mizoram, thus making it the northeastern region's first-ever high-altitude solar project.
The Sialhawk (Solar Pumping) Water Supply Scheme holds the distinction of being the largest and highest solar pumping station commissioned for the sole purpose of providing drinking water to the village.
Under this marquee project, the company has installed eight solar pump sets of 75 horsepower, the highest among similar projects in Mizoram.
Of the eight solar pump sets installed, four pump sets will be working and four have been reserved to be on standby. The solar pump project will lift water from the river to a tank (with a capacity of 3 lakh litres) in four stages.
The total vertical height from the riverside to the hilltop water tank is about 900 meters and the total length of the pipeline used to lift the water is about 7,000 meters.
''As the northeastern region's first-ever high-altitude solar pumping station, this project is historic and will provide the much-needed access to drinking water, a basic human entitlement to the residents of Sialhawk. This project is a cornerstone of technology playing a key role in development,'' said Dinesh Patidar, chairman and managing director of Shakti Pumps India.
The company has completed the trial run of the Sialhawk Solar Pumping Station Project and will be operational, after the completion of civil works.
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