A hospital in a remote village in Kenya is now benefiting from stable electricity thanks to Oxford-based solar installer Joju Solar and the Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation.
The British solar installer worked together with the Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation to install a 2.2kWp off-grid solar PV system. The new array works in conjunction with a battery system to power energy efficient lighting and ceiling fans throughout the clinic’s wards. The solar array’s most important job though, is to power a super insulated fridge that stores vaccines and medicines.
The project uses the latest energy efficient 245W PV modules paired with thermally efficient water heaters to maximise the amount of energy provided by the sun. The system is completed with gel batteries that are capable of storing and accessing energy generated from the system on-demand.
Commenting on the project, Dr Chris Jardine, Joju Solar’s Technical Director said: “The Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation solar projects are an excellent example of low carbon development, offering massive increases in levels of service in these clinics by improving comfort and drug storage - and all at zero increase in carbon emissions. We’re delighted to support the project, and I know our staff feel deeply rewarded knowing that the time they contribute is going to such worthwhile projects.”