Taiwan-based electric device company Delta Group is expanding its solar services around the world. Its strategic technology partner Eltek, based in Norway, announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete solar PV solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe.
At the very beginning of 2017, Delta has announced that it has supplied solar inverters to Denmark for a 50.4MW solar power plant. Eltek and UNDP’s contract is another progress of Delta Group’s solar business.
Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions of a rectifier and an inverter. With a modular design, these solar power solutions can easily be adapted to different requirements in the field. Installation of the equipment is expected to be completed during the summer of 2017.
“It makes us proud to work together with UNDP and to contribute to improved health care and reduced operational cost, by providing pure and reliable renewable energy,” said Morten Schøyen, Chief Marketing Officer at Eltek.
The main purpose of the contract is to provide safe, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity to hospitals in remote areas that currently have no, or poor, power access. Eltek’s integrated solar solution will help these hospitals to keep medicines refrigerated and provide other essentials necessary for the hospitals to treat their patients.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. The organization helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
The “solar for health programme” is aimed at health facilities across Africa, the Arab States and Central Asia and addresses several of the main “sustainable development goals” identified by the UN. Eltek and UNDP’s contract is signed under this programme.
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