Many small answers to a big question
The lifestyle of what is commonly referred to as the 'First World' requires a lot of electric energy. So does Boom, no two ways about it, so we’re tackling a major challenge of the times we live in.
Electric energy is vital for Boom. So how can we use it, but keep the environmental impact as low as possible? That's what we keep asking. Over the years we’ve found an increasing number of small answers to this big question. Here's what we’ve achieved so far...
SOLAR ENERGY AT BOOMLAND
In a country that benefits from 2,200 to 3,000 hours of sunlight per year, taking advantage of these natural circumstances seemed like the logical next step.
Life at Boomland happens on a daily basis and is fed by solar energy 365 days per year. This energy supports the day-to-day life of people, the offices, public lighting and the canteen. Is it enough to support ALL life at Boomland? No.
Our system uses two complementary sources - a solar production unit and the public grid. The latter intervenes as soon as the solar energy batteries are drained.
We produce and use photovoltaic energy with two main purposes:
- Production Village (offices, canteen and workshops): 78 panels produce electricity through photovoltaic to power Boomland with a capacity of 10760W p/hour. This supports daily life at Boomland without having to reach the public grid, except for at night time and rainy days.
- Land Irrigation: 28 panels produce direct solar energy to activate the solar pumps with a capacity of 5,000W p/hour. These pump water from the lake and a well, which is then used to irrigate the gardens.
In total, we produce a daily average of 50,000 - 55,000 W to power up daily life at Boomland.
Since 2004, Boom has been using solar energy to power a few areas and projects. Check out some of our most impactful projects below.