MamaBaby, a non-profit birthing center that provides free prenatal, birth, and postpartum services to expectant mothers in Haiti approached us requesting a feasibility study for a solar installation with batteries.
The birthing center was not tied to the grid. The entire facility was powered by a small gas generator. They could only afford to fire it up for 2 hours a day – just long enough to run the water pump to fill their roof-top water holding tank.
We started talking internally and with suppliers. Then one thing led to another, and a few months later we were involved in a full out effort to provide a battery / solar power system for the clinic.
Read the complete story here: Powering a Birthing Center in Haiti with Solar