Scientific Research Work
In the years 2007-2009, in the frame of the grant (grant beneficiary was Sokhumi Institute of Physics and Technology) of Georgian National Scientific Fund (GNSF-ST / 026), in high mountainous regions of Georgia – Pshav-Khevsureti and Khevi villages, our team members conducted a study on the potential of solar energy. Based on the results of the study and the special scientific literature we developed a new version of Georgian solar cadaster. In the work participated four members of our team.
In the years 2003-2015, our team gave 10 lectures at international seminars, conferences and congresses on the solar energy (in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Romania).
In the years 1989-2015 we published 12 scientific works on solar energy.
Implemented Grant Funded Projects
Our team implemented the following grant funded projects:
- Solar energy solutions for war veterans, funder “UNV UN volunteers”, 2000
- Ecological research project – The Possibilities Of Using Solar Energy On The Baku-Supsa Pipeline, funder – “ISAR CENTRAL ASIA”, 2002
- Ecological research project – Ways of Improvement of Environmental Conditions of Transboundary Lake Jandara, funder – “ISAR CENTRAL ASIA” and A (A) NAP “Horizont”, 2002
- Support of sustainable development of the village Mutso, funder – Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, 2004
- Use of solar energy in Zestaphoni St. Barbare Children’s Home, funder – Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, 2005
- Improvement of ecological conditions of Turtle Lake Forest Park, funder – Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, 2006
- Poverty reduction and sustainable development in Ardoti community, funder – 1% for Development Fund Austria, 2008
- Use of solar energy among Georgian shepherds, funder – “WISIONS of sustainability” an initiative by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, 2009
Implemented Practical Projects
During the last 25 years many practical projects have been implemented. Inter alia:
- More than 200 solar autonomous photovoltaic systems have been installed in more than 70 mountainous villages of Georgia.
- More than 70 solar autonomous photovoltaic systems have been installed in the Georgian monasteries.
- More than 20 solar autonomous photovoltaic systems have been installed in the protected areas of Georgia.
- 10 units of the solar autonomous micro-station have been installed for the Georgian Railway;
- 8 units of the solar autonomous micro-station have been installed on the main pipeline of “SakTransGaz”;
- 10 units of autonomous photovoltaic system have been installed for telecommunication systems;
- More than 200 solar autonomous micro-stations have been installed for private houses
and many more.
The trends of the total power and total number of autonomous (off-grid) solar electric stations installed by the “Sun House” are given on the diagram below.
In the year 2011 (5 years before the official introduction of net metering in Georgia), in Tbilisi, our team has installed the first grid-tied hybrid PV station in Georgia with the capacity of 3,2 kW.
The trends of the total power and total number of grid-tied solar electric stations installed by the “Sun House” are given on the diagram below.
Currently the company is actively working on the design and installation of the grid-tied electric stations in whole Georgia.
For today, “Sun House” LLC has installed overall more than 500 units of autonomous solar (off-grid) photovoltaic systems, with the total power of 218 kW and more than 27 units of grid connected (grid-tied) photovoltaic systems, with total power of 180 kW.
Locations of the solar electric and solar heat systems installed by the “Sun House” are shown on the map below (click on the icon in the right corner of the map to activate the full screen mode).
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Government of Georgia in 2017, the company “Sun House” is conducting a feasibility study for a 15 MW solar power plant.
At this stage, the company is committed to design and build powerful (over 1 MW) solar stations.