Our team is working together with internal and external partners across multiple sectors to help design off-grid energy access projects with a focus on health and education services as the goal of electrification. Every energy system that enables core community services needs to have a sustainable, long-term maintenance plan. Without this, systems that should last a decade or more can falter after the first few months or years, leading to economic loss and environmental waste – and most importantly, to disruption of the crucial services they were built to support. A service-based model that focuses on electricity service delivery, rather than mere procurement of the solar energy systems helps ensure systems are maintained over the long term.
We have produced a 4-part video series on sustainably electrifying schools and health facilities. The above video provides an overview, the series also includes:
- Sustainably Electrifying Schools and Health Facilities: The Need (Part 1 of 4)
- Sustainably Electrifying Schools and Health Facilities: Operation and Maintenance (Part 2 of 4)
- Sustainably Electrifying Schools and Health Facilities: Financing for the Long Term (Part 3 of 4)
- Sustainably Electrifying Schools and Health Facilities: Benefits of Remote Monitoring (Part 4 of 4)