On December 23, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) successfully completed a solar thermal system and electric heating project in a pre-school in Paruyr Sevak village, Ararat Region. The project was implemented together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS within the framework of the joint Alternative Energy Project.
Paruyr Sevak village, which used to be called Sevakavan, was established in 1978 and has 577 inhabitants. The village population came from various surrounding communities. During the Nagorno-Karabagh war, many Armenians migrated to the village from Azerbaijan.
The installed system in its pre-school includes 2 solar water heating collectors, each of which comes with 30 vacuum tubes (total 60 vacuum tubes). The vacuum pipes have a diameter of 70mm, which are the largest and the most effective ones in Armenia (until now only 58mm pipes have been used in Armenia).
The system energy efficient and environmentally friendly as it reduces water heating costs by 100% in the summer and up to 50-60% in the winter. The implementation of the project is expected to expand the kindergarten’s population. It is also a first step towards clean and cost efficient energy in the community.