Earlier this year I when to El Sembrador to install a solar system to augment the electrical power production. While I was there I determined that the hydro plant was not behaving properly due to wear on rotating bearing surfaces. The plant has been in operation for 28 years. They removed the plant and shipped it back to the manufacturer in Germany for repairs and upgrades. We will need ot return to EL Sembrador to install it again and commission the electronics.
El Sembrador (the sower) is a larger farm serving the indigenous children of eastern Honduras. It started as vocational school and still has courses in those fields of study but is primarily a primary and secondary school preparing children and young adults for advanced schooling and academics. Years ago, I helped install a hydroelectric plant on site. Water is precious commodity in Honduras to save water for irrigation of farm areas which subsidizes the school expenses, we will be installing 60 KW of Grid Tied Solar Equipment.