SolarQuest July 2004

  Thursday 8th - Friday 9th

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EcoLapagos Report

 
 

Photos

 
   

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The "Centralita" (charge controller & inverter unit) just before being removed.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The Data Acquisition system (DAQ) installed in March can be seen close to Ricardo.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The "Centralita" removed after 5 years of operation.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Bolivar is cleaning the posts of the batteries with baking soda.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The measurement of the voltaje and the density of the electrolite of each battery (2 V- 900 Ah) indicated that the batteries were still charged and in good condition according to the densimeter scale.

FRIDAY MORNING

After class, Patricia, Alexandra, Wilson and Federico are discussing the series/parallel conexions of the panels and of the batteries.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Last photo of the Data Acquisition System before it was removed.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

All the walls of the control room are empty. The "Centralita" and the DAQ have been removed. The front panel of the new equipment is on top of the power cables.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The new equipment is ready to be installed. The photo shows two breaker boxes, one autotransformer, one inverter and one charge controller.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Meanwhile on the roof of the neighbor building, Federico and ??? are preparing the cable for the PV panels.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Although Raimundo Tomala is a literature teacher, he was a very active participant in the project.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Alexandra and Jose are working on the cables that run into the combiner box.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The "Centralita" is now in the storage room. We have contacted their manufacturers in Spain and we know from them that the equipment still has some use value.