For years, the kindergarten of Armavir village in Armenia's Armavir Province has been working in a forced idle mode during wintertime. Even the inherent to this region mild climate does not help tօ evade the costly heating methods. Although, a new heating system has been installed in the building, leaving the heating with electric tiles and stoves in the past, the use of gas-fired boilers is still rather expensive. Built a hundred years ago and for an unrelated practical purpose, this building was turned into a kindergarten in the 80s.
The strong ceiling of the building supported with thick walls is high enough to use up a lot of energy for heating the entire space. The most realistic and cost-effective way to avoid expensive heating technology was to install a solar photovoltaic plant.
After learning about this issue, Viva-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) came up with an environmentally friendly solution to it. The work is already underway as it is envisaged to start heating the kindergarten with solar energy already next year/in 2023, Viva-MTS said in a press release on Thursday.
In order to have zero spending, the plant will operate with a fixed capacity of 22.5 kW/h. Also, it will have two electric boilers installed with a capacity of 21 kW/h. The produced energy will ensure the usual and extra cost-free workflow of the kindergarten. Moreover, it will be possible to increase the number of students and to open a new group.
Victoria Avagyan, the principal of the kindergarten, considers this project, which is implemented jointly by Viva-MTS and FPWC, to be very important. She is positive that once the solar plant starts operating, th...