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Ruuk Village goes Solar

Kalpitiya is still developing and still has a long way to go in the following areas.

  • Public electricity coverage is still limited
  • Roads are still being constructed
  • Public water supply is still to be fully implemented

Ruuk Village had to find solutions to the above three obstacles, and we at Ruuk Village think that we have done pretty well finding solutions to cover the above. let me give a brief explanation as to, how we managed to find solutions to the above three obstacles.

The official road to Ruuk Village has a stretch of about 900m which is soft sand and only a 4x4 wheel can master this stretch. We decided to use our house boat to pickup our guests from the nearby fishing harbor (Thoradiya Jetty), and we managed to turn a weak point to strength. Our guests enjoys this short ride by boat to reach our village, they get a feeling of coming to and Island within an Island.

We have dug two tube wells which are connected to one water pump and we store the pumped water in to a 2000Liter water Tank on an elevated platform. This guarantees enough water pressure to the showers. Cabana's private showers allow our guest an experience of having a shower under the blue sky. This is a private shower experience just behind the Cabanas.

Since the beginning of the project (end of 2013), we have been using a Diesel generator to generate the needed electricity for a limited number of hours (18:00Hrs till 23:00hrs) per day. This was not the best solution and we started looking at all available options. And at last we decided to go for solar power. As a first step it shall only cover the needed power supply at least to a certain percentage.
Since May 2014 we have implemented the first phase of our "Ruuk Village Goes Solar" project with:

  • 1 UPS unit
  • 3 umbers of 80W solar panels
  • Deep cycle battery (12V-150Ah)

We are in the phase of studying the solution and if all goes well we will extend the capacity with a complete off-grid backup system, which shall replace the generator almost to 98%.  Until we deploy a solar driven water pump. We will still need the Diesel driven generator to fill up our water tank. With the current solution we are able to cover the power need during sunlight hours completely (no heavy household items in use). We managed to reduce the usage of the generator to 2 hours from 5 hours daily.

Here are two short vine videos of the installation work done on site.





Concept of Ruuk Village

  • What is the main difference between Ruuk Village and the rest ?
  • What is the concept of RuukVillage ?
  • What makes RuukVillage unique in Kalpitiya ?

Ruuk Village was born out of passion to #Kalpitiya #KiteSurfing & love for #SriLanka.
We want to make #RuukVillage a place where you can find yourself surrounded by nature and find serenity during your stay.

We want to improve the "Ruuk Village" project and to provide a stable product to our growing customer base that are in search of simplicity in life.

But the sole purpose of "Ruuk Village" is not about profit, it is about a #lifestyle which founders of #RuukVillage believe in. Founders/initiators of Ruuk Village are working 100% in their own professions in Europe but both the initiators guide and coach the locale team to thrive in their personal development. This means, the practical owners of “Ruuk Village” are the ones working onsite. If the project succeeds, then the locale team benefits directly and the project initiators indirectly seeing the team improving and the project improving in quality.  This makes "Ruuk Village" unique in Kalpitiya.

#Profit is not everything in a world where all aspects are measured in unhealthy profit margins.
Where establishments are yearning for "maximum profit" to increase year after year, we want to show the local population that life is not all about "maximizing profit" but about "living with balance".

We have taken up a difficult challenge where profit yearning non-Sri Lankans as well as Sri Lankans are flocking to Kalpitiya with all sorts of ideas, as to how they can make that "Golden Dollar" from the beautiful/un spoilt beaches of #MyIsland #SriLanka.

We hope that we can coach and guide locals to feel and to understand the importance of living in harmony with once surroundings. With a minimum#FootPrint.

Most of us living in the western world have had this thought at least once. We are tired of the "consumer oriented" societies we live in and we want to get to that beautiful place on earth …
But what do we do when we are there?
We forget why we left that western "consumer oriented" society … We repeat the same mistakes even in that beautiful place where we want to be, and we spoil the locale communities with the same virus we once escaped.

We infect those young un spoilt minds and hearts of Kalpitiya with unhealthy "Maximum Profit" oriented thinking. We infect locals with "horniness in consumption". Is that what we want to give to the local population of this beautiful Island?
"We want more, and we want it all for ourselves!" , This is the general attitude of most of the projects!

#RuukVillage shall do different and coach differently

  • We want to get the locals to take up responsibility in providing good #quality #service at an affordable price.
  • We want locals to champion in "Service Excellence".
  • We want locals to understand "Guests" commitments are much more valuable than the quick profit that you make. Think different!

#Sustainability in sales and services shall walk a long way …
It's not easy …
But we are ready for that challenge …