Nearly a quarter of primary health centers in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, and only a third of hospitals have reliable access. Even the most basic health services mean powering necessary devices, ranging from vaccine refrigerators, to diagnostic equipment for basic health screenings, and sterilisers to minimise infections. Populations excluded from such health services suffer in terms of their personal and financial well-being.
Distributed solar energy systems equipped with high-quality, super-efficient appliances and medical devices can provide reliable access to health services for clinics and health centers that currently lack it. This approach lowers costs by reducing the size of the energy system required to deliver basic health services and improves service delivery by powering a wider range of super-efficient appliances and devices that unlock a holistic suite of health services.