Kumtor has established solar panels at Ton and Kok-Sai, Ton district, thus making running water available to more than 1,000 residents. In these photovoltaic panels solar energy is converted into electrical and provides the water pumps, supplying water from underground wells to the village. If before the villagers had an access to the water only for an hour a day, now thanks to panels, it is available around the clock. Highly efficient solar panels work in a sunny and in cloudy weather conditions. These panels are able to accumulate energy and provide water even at night.
Solar pump is easy in use and is designed for 20 years of service. In total Kumtor Company allocated 529,000 soms to install 8-panel solar system in Mys Valley of Ton village and 857,000 soms to install 16-panel solar system in Kok-Sai village. Investments in modern technology will not only improve the quality of life of the villagers, but also will help the local government to make significant savings on electricity bills.