800 solar panels on our hospital roofs in Haiti
How the HAS installed a solar sytem
Schweizer Partnerschaft Hôpital Albert Schweizer Haiti (SPHASH) Until shortly the HAS had tremdendous costs of energy at the hospital every year: US$ 400,000 for electricity production from diesel generators! That money should be used for healthcare, Hermann Thomi said, and so began our HAS SOLAR PROJECT. Haiti is very sunny, but the power supply in most places is still largely provided by expensive and environmentally harmful diesel generators, simply because the grid infrastructure is lacking.
The Thomis were ready to change that at HAS and generously donated 500,000 Swiss Francs to the SWISS PARTNERSHIP HAS HAITI (SPHASH) for this project. (...) Since February 2016 the entire power system works now as an automatic hybrid network completely independently. (...) Even after departure of the European engineers, we have been able to continually optimize the system, thanks to efficient training of the local team and the online monitoring system. European energy trade press reported widely about the new HAS Solar System and even Haitian journal “Haiti Libre” published a report: http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16622-haiti-environment-the-albert-schweitzer-hospital-converts-to-solar-power.html