• Office Address: Area 36/Plot 8, Opposite St. John's Parish
  • +265 (0) 1725 818
  • Area 36/Plot 8, M1 Road South, Opposite St. John's Parish
  • +265 (0) 1725 818

Power upgrade-Solar Power Solutions

Power upgrade-Solar Power Solutions

July 2015

Power upgrade-Solar Power Solutions

A stable source of power is something that is often taken for granted in the US and other developed countries. In Malawi, it is something that is rarely seen. When the local electricity company changed their motto to “Power All Day Every Day”, they were sued. Some times of the year the power at PIH is out for hours at a time. Although we have a large generator, it is very expensive to run and the surges that come from unstable power can damage sensitive equipment. Through gifts from PIH supporters, PIH now has its lab and IT systems on solar power. A team from the US ministry PowerQuest have installed a bank of solar panels and inverters that have taken the PIH lab, x-ray, in-patient ward and IT systems completely off the grid. Our savings in power and generator fuel is roughly equivalent to the additional doctor that we plan to hire in October. Thanks so much to AMHF and all those who supported this project.

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