Off-Grid Connect, Orotta Hospital Asmara
The Phaesun Asmara team has successfully completed the installation of an Off-Grid Connect System in the Orotta hospital in Asmara/Eritrea. The new Off-Grid Connect System bridges power blackouts with a battery bank, which is additionally solar fed with a PV-generator supplying the most important consumers in the operating theatre and the maternity room without interruption. The system has been financed by the non-profit organisation Archemed which supports the public hospital.
Why was PV selected?
Before, the hospital often struggled with power blackouts leading to sometimes life-threatening problems particularly in the operating theatre and the maternity room. Solar resources in Eritra are extremely favourable for the use of PV. Therefore the PV system helps to guarantee reliable power supply for the clinique.
The Orotta hospital houses the largest delivery suite of Eritrea. With its activities in the medical sector, Archemed contributes to a decrease of the infant mortality rate which is also a contribution to achieve the Millenium Development Goals of the United Nations. Reliable power supply is extremely important to keep all activities of the hospital running at day and night time!