The drive alone, in a taxi from
All went well, and the school can now run its computers and printer on solar energy, as well as the lights (and a TV) in the teacher's quarters next to the school. Only in case of cloudy days and excessive usage will the diesel generator have to be switched on.
This is saving the school lots of fuel as well as cuts the noise pollution substantially.
Here are some pictures:
The Drang Drung glacier, at the "gateway" to Zanskar
View from the roof of
and Jos working on the inverters in the "control" room
The locals seem unimpressed... :-)
The system was funded by Aide au Zanskar (AaZ), from
New projects seem to be already in the pipeline for next year, so hopefully we'll be back in Zanskar in 2008!