A solar battery house has been set up in Ladakh to aid the Indian soldiers in the area. The battery house is made up of mud walls and a solar rooftop project to provide shelter. The pilot project has been designed by Sonam Wangchuk and developed by the Hyderabad-based Visaka Industries. Visaka Industries provided four solar panels for the project which can generate 1.3 kW of electricity. The solar roofing solution serves the functions of a traditional roof with 20 per cent more installed capacity than conventional solar panels in the same space. The roof can withstand heavy snowfall and can bear load up to 450 kilogram per square feet.
The newly formed union territory of Ladakh has been in the limelight recently, be it for the commissioning of a transmission line or the launch of the largest solar park tender in India. These are remarkable developments considering that Ladakh is a sparsely populated, high altitude cold desert region, which has some of the remotest habitations and the most difficult and inhospitable terrain in the country. The minimum temperature in winters goes down to -20 °Celsius to -35 °Celsius with hardly any rainfall throughout the year, and much of the region is at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.
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