Thanks much Bahenda Joseph. Great to know your project and would love to team up with your company in any capacity. Visit us at http://www.safeinch.org . Just a humble suggestion. Will it be wise to make a reservoir? is the place hilly? We can also lift water from the 'run on the river' through solar driven water cascade effect. This saves resources, saves the planet too. I would like to learn more your end. It would be our pride to collaborate, if at all we can give something better. Thanks for your enthusiasm. Best.
Recently, the NEWS-UP hub in Shillong was inaugurated in Pynthorba slum by Dr R C Laloo, Hon. Dy Chief Minister, Meghalaya in the august presence of Dr Mazel Lyngdoh, Minister Urban Affairs and Dr A. L Hek Minister Health & Family Welfare along with the community members of Pynthorba slum. Govt of Meghalaya has shown a keen interest in replicating this holistic concept of water energy and sanitation in the city but the ministers were concerned about the scanty sunshine in the hills for the energy demands. SAFE team has come out with yet another innovation of "Net Metering' wherein the power from the grid would be accepted during low sunshine or evening time and the energy generated through solar and bio-gas would be directly transferred to the grid to compensate the energy usage. This would be metered through 'Net Metering' facility that would count the net unit energy consumed after compensating it with solar. This would earn revenues in summer and spring whereas keep the facility running in rainy days with grid power. Apparently this will bring down the capital expenses by almost 22% as since the battery bank will not be required in this system. Soon NEWS-UP would enable the poor hill communities in Meghalaya with sustainable and equitable solutions for water sanitation and energy.