SunFarmer Nepal Pvt. Ltd: Bayalpata Hostipal - 100
Bayalpata Hospital is located in the rural area of Achham, Nepal and treats thousands of patients using reliable solar energy. The hospital is Nepal’s first rural teaching hospital, capable of serving over 75,000 patients per year.
SunFarmer Nepal has signed a long-term agreement to install over 100 kWp of solar at Bayalpata Hospital. SunFarmer Nepal has installed the first 42 kWp of a 100 kWp solar energy system at Bayalpata Hospital to power critical, life-saving equipment. When complete, this will be one of the 5 largest solar energy installations in all of Nepal.
This year, we have also installed a solar-powered water heating system which will heat up-to 3,300 liters of water each day for both personal and medical use.
This project is in collaboration with the US nonprofit Possible Health.
What problem are you trying to solve? Who has this problem?
In the absence of reliable source of grid energy, hospitals depends on conventional, non-renewable energy sources like oil, coal etc. which contributes disproportionately to the emission of GHG, driving climate change and impacting public health from air pollution. Unavailability and increase in cost of the fuel adds extra burden to the health facility.
Imagine giving birth at night and the lights in the hospital suddenly go out. Or worse, picture yourself struggling for life on an oxygen machine, only for the hospital to face a power blackout. Such scenarios are part of every day life in Nepal’s rural areas, where daily power cuts can easily last nine hours or more.
- Andy Moon, co-founder of SunFarmer
Possible Health also known as Nyaya Health Nepal has made a commitment to working towards a "green and healthy hospital." Bayalpata Hospital in Accham district in rural western Nepal has been running a solar photovoltaic system that can provide backup power for hospital equipment and machinery even when there is no grid electricity for three to four days. The system also ensures internet access is maintained.
SunFarmer Nepal has a highly motivated team of best solar engineers and support staff who develop an innovative technology with affordable and accessible financial model. We identify the areas where an intervention with solar could provide a significant upgrade to the health facilities, design best PV system with affordable financing through power purchase agreement (PPA).
Once the system has been installed, SunFarmer visits the site for quality control and finalize commissioning of the system. During the handover phase, we organize training sessions for technical and non-technical person educating them about the newly installed system, general repairs, and how to optimize the use of the system.
One of the major parts of the service that we provide is a period of after-sales service which lasts from 2 to 5 years depending on the size of the project. In the PPA projects, the system is also insured for damages from natural disaster, theft, burglary etc. Since at most of the site where we install these systems, the PV system is the major and in some cases only source of power. After sales service is a very important value addition to the end user to provide un-interrupted power supplies in the health facilities.
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 64.75 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year.
Creates 50 new jobs during the lifetime on the project.
Improves the health conditions of 200,000 people.
Out of the total number of beneficiaries of the project, 119,280 are women.