The hospital battles to deliver essential health services in the region (including obstetrics, pediatrics, and internal medicine), all while it services 334 patient beds, and it struggles to do so thanks to a lack of reliable energy.
However, Suntech will provide up to 300 kilowatts of panels to the hospital, which will allow it to have more secure energy sources while relying less on more costly diesel generators and firewood.
“With a quarter of the world’s population in developing countries lacking access to basic electricity, it is critical that developed nations and corporations around the world collaborate to solve this issue now,” said Suntech’s founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Zhengrong Shi.
“Our mission is to provide reliable access to solar energy to everyone, especially in developing countries, and by creating a commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative, we hope to alleviate energy poverty in remote communities around the world that lack basic electricity.”
This is just one of various other partnerships Suntech has done in helping to cut energy poverty, which is vital as developing nations try to increase their living standards. Other initiatives the company has supported were conducted in countries such as Lebanon, Haiti, and Tanzania.
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