Innovator and educationist Sonam Wangchuk, the true life Phunsukh Wangdu of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, has developed an eco-friendly solar heated tent that Army personnel can use in extraordinarily chilly locations like Siachen and Galwan valley within the Ladakh area.
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Wangchuk, who has many atmosphere pleasant improvements to his identify, stated the solar heated navy tent, apart from saving on use of fossil gasoline and its sick results on atmosphere, will increase the protection of the navy personnel.
“This tent makes use of the solar vitality trapped throughout day time to maintain the soldiers’ sleeping chamber heat throughout night time. Since there isn’t any use of fossil gasoline, it saves on cash and likewise is emission free,” he stated.
The innovator stated the temperature contained in the sleeping chamber of the navy tent may be elevated or decreased by corresponding improve or lower in insulation layers.
“The sleeping chamber has 4 layers of insulation and it gave a temperature of 15 levels Celsius at a time when outdoors temperature was minus 14 levels Celsius. The variety of layers may be decreased for hotter locations,” he added.
Wangchuk stated the temperature contained in the tent shouldn’t be too cozy because the soldiers need to be able to battle the enemy within the open the place temperature may be as little as minus 30 levels Celsius in locations like Galwan valley.
While Wangchuk extensively referred to final 12 months’s India-China stand off in Ladakh, he stated he had made an earlier model of solar heated tent 15 years in the past for shepherds who have been engaged in rearing of Pashmina goats which produce top quality Cashmere wool.
Referring to new prototype, Wangchuk stated the tent is moveable and may accommodate 10 soldiers.
“No part of the tent weighs greater than 30 kg which makes it simply moveable. The tent is disassembled into 30 to 40 parts,” he stated.
Wangchuk stated the load of parts may be introduced down to twenty kg every by utilizing superlight aluminium materials.
“That model shall be costlier that the present prototype,” he stated.
He acknowledged the assist offered by the Army in creating the solar heated tent, saying ‘it has been designed maintaining in thoughts the necessities of the Army’.
The innovator stated it took his staff at Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh (HIAL) one month to make the prototype of the solar heated tent.
The tent has been designed maintaining in thoughts the locations like Siachen glacier and Black Top Hill, the 55-year-old innovator stated.
Wangchuk on Friday visited Zojila Top check a “loopy concept” of creating the low value ice tunnel for maintaining the strategy street to Zojila tunnel open.
“It will save 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide and crores yearly,” he stated whereas asking his a million subscribers on YouTube channel to ‘keep tuned for the video’.