Developing countries shoulder a disproportionate amount of air pollution, which lead to an estimated 6.5 million premature deaths each year, according to the International Energy Agency. With renewable energy, mortality rate can be reduced and distributed solar power can create more resilient health systems.
Hospitals, health centres, and health systems around the world are increasingly looking to find sources of clean, renewable energy to meet their power demands.
Renewable energy is healthier energy because it protects patients and communities from fossil fuel pollution and reduces climate change. It makes good sense commercially because it can save health facilities money by providing a fixed cost for long-term supply. Finally on-site power generation and storage gives hospitals essential operational resilience during grid outages.
In short, it can be the difference between life and death.