Ghadeer Local Council in Rural Daraa Resorts to Alternative Energy to Operate Water Stations

Alternative Energy to Operate Water Stations
Alternative Energy to Operate Water Stations

Many Syrians rely on solar energy as an alternative mean to generate electricity. Initially, it was modestly used for lighting, or to charge their electronic and digital devices. However, it has recently become a main resource to operate services projects, as in the case of Ghadeer town in rural Daraa.

Ghadeer local council sought to harness this energy to operate one of the water stations in order to cover the needs of the residents who have been enduring the high cost of water tank which has reached more than 2000 SP for one tank.

The head of Ghadeer local council stated to SY24, “With minimum costs, the project managed to cover 60% of the residents’ needs, given that solar panels really only need the sun”.

Note that, solar panels are considered cheap when compared to generators. They can be used to charge small batteries, mobile phones, wireless devices and other simple electric devices. Solar panels are being strongly introduced to services projects.