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Bon Repos Solar Power Project

Solar energy is energy directly from the sun. This energy drives the climate and weather and supports virtually all life on Earth. Heat and light from the sun, along with solar-based resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass, account for most of the available flow of renewable energy.

Solar energy technologies harness the sun's energy for practical ends.

Solar power is used synonymously with solar energy or more specifically to refer to the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be done either through the photovoltaic effect or by heating a transfer fluid to produce steam to run a generator.

Electrical storage

Rechargeable batteries can be used to store excess electricity from a photovoltaic system. This type of storage system consists of a photovoltaic power source connected to a battery bank via a charge controller and inverter.ead acid batteries are the most common type of battery associated with photovoltaic systems because of their relatively low up front costs and high availability.

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UCT is researching the possibility of introducing a solar system into the Bon Repos orphanage and Mission House, Mamma Yol already has the inverter that is needed for the process, the 12 Trojan batteries that were used have long since died and unfortunately the Foundation is not in a position to replace them.


Solar Panels 960 watts = US $5,000

12 X Trojan 6 V Batteries = US $1,200

Shipping = under research

Installation to be priced

Total Estimated cost = US $8,000

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