community photovoltaic El Viento
The “El Viento” community is located in the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Ecological Reserve between San Lorenzo on the coast of Ecuador and Tumaco in Colombia.
The black population of El Viento lives mainly from the capture and commercialization of the shell and artisanal fishing. The average monthly gross income of a family is less than US$50, much of which is spent on transportation.
The shell is harvested by the women and children of the community within the mangrove protected area. It is important that the community has its photovoltaic energy system to be able to carry out daily tasks such as educating children also at night, having access to information on radio and television.
The solar system helps preserve the mangrove ecosystem.
Electric solar systems independent or autonomous. Support and protection of medical and computer equipment, radio communication, electric fences. Photovoltaic panels, MPPT regulators, stationary batteries (lithium), and pure sine wave inverters.
The solar energy system initially consists of 11 Isofoton I 110 panels with a total of 1210 Wp (peak watts), 8 accumulators of 12 V (volts) 130 Ah (ampere hours), 3 30 A regulators and 2 TRIPPLITE APS 1250 W inverters (110 V alternating current generation for the local electrical network).
The 20 families have the chance to listen to the radio and use blenders and fans during the day. At night they can use their low energy consumption lamps and their (few) televisions until approximately 10 pm.
The hope of the community is to increase the solar system to be able to maintain a communal freezer to improve the commercialization of seafood.
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The Project was co-executed by the El Viento community, CODESO and FEDARPOM S.L., the Federation of Afro-Ecuadorian Artisans Collectors of Mangrove Products based in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Telefax 593-6-2780315, email@example.com
The main financing provided the Project for the Development of the Indigenous and Black Peoples of Ecuador PRODEPINE RCN Telefax 593-6-727937, firstname.lastname@example.org. There was also support from the Illustrious Municipality of San Lorenzo.