Karachi, April 10: A group of Iqra University students led by Muhammad Hasnain have developed a Solar Geyser and Heating System with the hope of helping communities in the remote mountain valleys cope with the severe cold.
Explaining the project, Hasnain, who belongs to Skardu (Baltistan) told Pamir Times that the project uses Solar energy to heat up water and use the trapped energy for regulating temperature in houses. He said that the model has been tested and it is giving the desired results.
The project uses Solar panels and solar collectors which are controlled by a PIC Monitor.
“We put cold water in to the cold tank and after sensing the temperature the DC motor pumps water to the solar collector. After a while the temperature of the water increases and at that point the micro PIC controller turns On the Solenoid value, making the water flow down to the hot tank and room heater”, said Hasnain, explaining the process. “The PIC controller also senses the room temperature and turns the Solenoid value ON or OFF, depending on the temperature of the room”, he added.
He said that the Project is very useful for heating houses in cold areas like in the mountainous northern regions of Pakistan, Baluchistan and KPK. He hoped that after manufacturing at the commercial level the “Solar Geyser and Heating System” will help reduce dependency on bio-fuel and also support conservation of energy for other uses.