For all of the positives in the transition to solar energy, it is hard to find more noble causes than providing off-grid solutions to vital public services in areas with poor electricity access. This is the goal of Eltek’s major project in Zimbabwe under the umbrella of the UNDP.
The Norwegian company, which is a Delta Group Company, will deliver, install, and then service and monitor arrays for 104 hospitals in the African nation. Interestingly, the arrays will include Eltek’s Rectiverter technology, which combines the functions of a rectifier and an inverter, with all installations expected to be completed during summer 2017.
The project is a part of the “solar for health programme” within the UNDP, aiming at electrifying health facilities in Africa, the Arab States and Central Asia. The UNDP, as an overriding goal, aims at eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities and exclusion.
This particular project will help to achieve all of these goals by providing safe and reliable electricity to these hospitals, which are situated in locations with no, or poor, access to the grid.
“This contract represents a new and exciting area for Eltek and our technology,” commented Morten Schøyen, Chief Marketing Officer at Eltek. “It makes us proud to work together with UNDP and to contribute to improved health care and reduced operational cost, by providing pure and reliable renewable energy.”