Steppe Solar was established to reduce air pollution and introduce renewable energy techniques and technologies, at the initiative of Tsagaan in November 2008 becoming the very first renewable energy company in Mongolia. In January 2009, it expanded into a science and production company.
Since 2009, the company has been working with the world-famous German Viessmann Group, which manufactures and installs renewable energy heating equipment, and has since become the Official Representative of the Viessmann Group in Mongolia.
In April 2009, we launched the Eco House project in partnership with Viessmann. The project was designed to provide housing in the capital’s ger districts, reduce air pollution, and reduce the heating and energy constraints, and included the installation of standalone geothermal and solar heating systems in apartments. Located in the Shopping Center on the eastern side of the capital, this Eco House is heated from the ground by a geothermal heat pump, consumer hot water by a solar vacuum collector, and indoor lighting by a solar panel.
The next project was the installation and commissioning of a standalone geothermal heating system at Sod Kindergarten in 2009 in Songino-Khairkhan District as part of efforts to reduce air pollution in Ulaanbaatar. The heating system is now in its seventh year of operation, reducing annual coal consumption by 88% and saving MNT 8.5 million. The effort reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 93.3 percent or 195.5 tons per year and saved 218 tons of oxygen, which equals to oxygen 906 adults breathe all year round.
The third project was the installation of a geothermal heat pump and a water heating system with a solar vacuum collector in a private home in Gachuurt village in 2011-2012. In addition, an emergency mode system with solar panels to operate circulating pumps for indoor lighting, heating, and hot water systems has been installed.
In 2017, the company, upon conducting a comprehensive heat loss study, drilled a total of 8 boreholes with a depth of 120 meters and installed a combined heating system with two underground soil-water heat pumps and a solar vacuum collector with a capacity of 28.4 kW and 9.4 kW in the administrative building of the branch office expansion of Achit Ikht LLC located in Bayan-Undur soum of Orkhon province. Reducing the building’s heat loss by heating it with geothermal and solar energy would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 116 tons per year, saving oxygen that is equal to oxygen 489 adults breathe all year round.
In 2018, we successfully completed the project management efforts on all design, installation work of the interior of the office of Achit Ikht LLC located in the Khaan Tower building. A smart office building with state-of-the-art technology on electrical automation, communication, signaling, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems has been commissioned.
In 2019, a comprehensive study of heat supply and natural lighting was conducted for the factory building of Steppe Metal Powder LLC. In addition, we installed the heating and ventilation systems inside and outside the factory and office building, as well as the sewage system. Currently, we are performing the assembly and installation work of industrial equipment under the guidance of foreign experts.
The heating and sewage system work was done at the first indoor ice rink in Mongolia – which is being implemented by Steppe Arena LLC. In addition, we are performing the installation work of solar power generators and ice freezers, and other equipment to connect to the 69 kW central network.
Steppe Solar regularly conducts measurements and research on the operation of heating systems with ground-water type heat pumps and develops scientific articles, research papers, standards, guidelines, and recommendations on how to install geothermal pumps in Mongolia following European standards.
Moreover, the company provides estimation and consulting services for businesses, organizations, and individuals on the installation of heat and electricity based on energy-efficient renewable energy sources with low heat loss, and suited to the severe climate of Mongolia.