Solar International Projects
Gabon Street Lighting Project
Su-Kam has made rapid strides in
lighting up remote villages in Gabon,
one of the many power starved nations in
Africa, with the power of solar energy.
The company has installed solar street
lighting systems in various remote
villages of Gabon, inhabitants of which
are Bushmen and animal hunters who had
never seen electricity before..
Su-Kam has installed 2000 solar street
lights in the remote villages of Kango
(350 kms from Libreville), Mouila (1200
kms from Libreville) and Bitam (900 kms
from Libreville) in Gabon (Libreville is
the capital and largest city of Gabon,
in west central Africa). The solar PCUs
developed and installed by Su-Kam in
these areas work on the “Dusk to
Dawn” technology and automatically
regulate lighting of street lights after
sundown. The Su-Kam team faced several
challenges during installation like lack
of skilled manpower, no roads for
transporting raw material, inhospitable
terrains & weather, scarcity of food
& unavailability of tools etc.
Prior to installation of these solar
street lights, the villagers used to end
their day and stop all activity post
sundown in the absence of electricity.
However, Su-Kam has given new life to
the villagers who have now access to
both electricity and employment with the
effort of the solar team of Su-Kam.
Off-Grid Solar solutions in 35
schools in remote areas of Rwanda,
Su-Kam has recently bagged a turnkey
solar project covering 105 sites in
Rwanda, Africa through the Ministry of
external affairs, Govt. of India.
Rwanda, officially the Republic of
Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central
and east Africa. Located a few degrees
south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered
by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Su-Kam shall supply, install and
commission Solar Photo Voltaic equipment
and associated items for 35 schools in
remote areas of Rwanda. The company
would light up 35 schools with PCU
Packages, 35 solar packages and 35 Home
lighting. It will be responsible for
pre-installation survey of the site and
drawing out a detailed engineering plan.
Su-Kam shall also provide a
warranty of 1 year post the completion
of the project. The Sukam officials
shall also provide onsite training on
operation & maintenance (O&M) to
the personnel/staff/technicians of
Hybrid Solar Solutions in Remote Villages of Malawi, Africa
For the last seven years, a team from
Su-Kam has been quietly at work in the
African nation of Malawi, one of the
most under-developed regions of the
world. The team has successfully
installed electricity powered by wind
and solar energy for the first time for
the inhabitants of five remote villages:
Chigundu, Mdayaka, Eluyumi, Kumbande and
The team observed and analysed the
conditions in the villages and decided
to go in for a hybrid system – a
combination of solar and wind energy.
The wind speeds in these villages were
found to be around 5 metres per second,
adequate to generate electricity.
Sunshine is also in abundance. The usage
of the windmills succeeded in bringing
down both the costs of the
project and the space requirements of
Windmills generate electricity through
the conversion of mechanical energy to
electrical energy. The wind rotates the
blades of the windmill. Its shaft is
connected to an inverter, which converts
the mechanical movement of the blades to
In each village, Su-Kam has installed 3
wind generators of 4.2 kW each, along
with solar photovoltaic modules of 24 V
/ 150 W, generating 7.5 kW. All told,
the systems are generating 20.1 kW for
around 150 households in each village.
Off-Grid Solar Power Solution at
KCB Bank in Juba, South Sudan
Non-availability of adequate grid supply
is the biggest challenge in South Sudan.
Genset as an alternative is expensive
due to increasing fuel cost. Hence, the
fuel cost & huge maintenance cost
prompted the KCB Bank in South Sudan to
look for an alternative cheaper source
Su-Kam installed a 6KVA PCU with 200Ah
Battery Bank along with Solar Panels
run the critical load i:e CCTV Camera ,
ATM Machine and server. In the evening,
PCU takes over the load and provides
back-up overnight. PCU with SGB option
helps to keep the batteries fully
charged till mains power is available.
Solar system eliminates the regular use
of generator sets resulting in huge
savings on the fuel cost.
Solar Telecom project, Afghanistan
In the rugged, mountainous terrains of insurgency hit Afghanistan, Su-Kam is making its presence felt with its technology and the company is contributing significantly towards the growth of the telecommunications sector in Afghanistan. An official department of the Government of Afghanistan assigned Su-Kam the mandate for installing communication towers across 17 provinces out of 34, powered entirely by solar energy; with a diesel generator on site to serve as a standby. Of the 17 sites, 15 are designed to deliver a back-up period of 3 days in a row, with no solar power at all. The remaining 2 sites will deliver a back-up period of 5 days. Su-Kam provided the entire solar power solution on a turnkey basis. The company won this coveted contract pitching against global competition.
Su-Kam has installed the following systems in Afghanistan: The heart of the solar system is Su-Kam's innovative Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) along with built-in charge controller and Solar Panels (monocrystalline) Cells.
Uninterrupted solar power supply to telecom towers used for communication within govt. departments across 17 provinces.