My first week in the village nearly passed without visible progress. But I guess you just have to adapt to the pace of things. Things really move at a different speed here, though ultimately they do get done.
We are getting a lot of great support from Aquahara who are showcasing their unique technology in Dar Bouidar. Aquahara is developing a cost-effective way to extract water from the air, an alternative to digging sometimes very deep wells or to seawater desalination. One major benefit of their technology is that it can be deployed anywhere – even in the remotest corners of the world where it is hot and dry.
Now on day 7 or 8, construction work is in full swing. The inverter and battery shack is now well under way.
A few days later the inverter room looked like this…
I must head back to Europe and sort out sourcing of some of the equipment and also must get a few other things done.
I expect the local team will finish the inverter room and install the mounting system for the PV panels within a week or two.