Energy for hospitals
Many rural health centres in Ethiopia lack the energy for basic needs such as lighting, sterilization, cooling vaccines and storage. Most facilities depend on generators or in case of sterilization, kerosene heated steam pans. Renewable energy solutions could provide more reliable and low-cost health care services to rural areas. However, energy demand and the availability of energy are not congruent. The transformation of thermal solar, solar PV, wind, water or bio energy into electricity and back again into heat or kinetic energy is long and inefficient. As a solution this project has specified the energy demand and made a direct connection between the specific demand and the locally available energy. PRACTICA has developed a new technology, a modular system in order to provide renewable energy in a cost effective and affordable way.