The effective treatment of patients in any health facility depends on the availability of adequate and reliable power. Unfortunately, 12.5% of the rural population in Singapore does not have access to this reliable power. It means that their medical warehouses, procedures requiring power, and laboratory activities, among others, are curtailed. Some of these challenges would be solved by the installation of solar air conditioning and such other systems that are not reliant on the electric grid.
Installing a solar hybrid air conditioner remains one of the best solar energy decisions for health facilities operating off-grid for several reasons.
Connection to the national grid comes with numerous challenges that have a direct impact on the potential of a health facility to offer quality services.
- The national electricity grid does not get to all corners of the country. In the absence of electricity, access to healthcare is limited consultation with healthcare personnel. Some medicines like vaccines cannot be taken to the last-mile health facility. Locals are denied their right to quality healthcare.
- National grids are sometimes unreliable. Constant interruptions for maintenance or due to mishaps along the power line leave health facilities without power yet they have emergency procedures or preserved medicines that would go bad. A solar-powered air conditioner would continue running in such a case, keeping your medicines in the warehouse safe.
- Health facilities do not receive free electricity. As a result, they have to pay the high cost of keeping medical equipment running 24/7. The resources would be better utilized if they were channeled to the primary role of providing healthcare. A solar-powered mini-grid would help such facilities to reduce expenditure on utility bills. More money will be available for the provision of healthcare to locals.
- Guarantee provision of power during an emergency– an emergency or calamity results in disruption of power when infrastructure supporting the national grid is damaged. Victims who require emergency help cannot turn to hospitals because medicines have gone bad or equipment are not working. If a facility does not depend on the grid or only relies on the grid partially, it will become handy during such an emergency as floods, earthquakes, or damaged infrastructure.
Vaccines are the most sensitive drugs requiring specialized conditions. When the vaccine for the pandemic is found, such remote communities will rely on the availability of power to keep the vaccines in perfect condition for healthy use. Beyond the pandemic, power is required to facilitate speedy response during disease outbreaks. Necessary medical equipment can be powered even as medicines are preserved to cater to the needs of a large infected population. Such power would also allow health facilities to operate 24/7 without incurring huge bills.
Can Solar Panels Effectively Run a Hospital?
Solar panel technology has advanced sufficiently to provide enough power to run heavy power consuming medical equipment. Solar power systems are installed to run a hospital partially or exclusively where connection to the electricity grid is unavailable. With customized solar air conditioners and installation packages for each client or facility, your power needs will be met.
An exclusive solar power package means that the solar-powered air conditioner depends entirely on the solar panels. New technology has allowed the installation of a system without batteries, controllers, or inverters. The solar air conditioning system comes with, among other components,
- Hybrid indoor unit
- Hybrid outdoor unit
- Solar panels
- Fuse protection
- Lightning arrester
- Air switch
- Remote control
If the power generated during the day is not sufficient to run the air conditioner at night, it will automatically switch to the electricity grid. It results in massive cost-cutting for the facility without compromising the quality of health services offered.
Why Install a Mini-Grid Solar-Powered Air Conditioning System?
The initial investment in a solar power system can be intimidating. In fact, the cost appears to supersede what you would pay for several months or years. However, installing a solar hybrid air conditioner remains one of the best decisions for health facilities operating off-grid for several reasons.
Reduces your Electricity Bill
40% of your domestic expenditure on electricity in Singapore goes to air conditioning. With health facilities stifled of resources, they can use the little available on more prudent items like medicines and equipment. Solar power is free from the sun and available throughout the year. It helps you to keep the hospital running without worrying about a huge bill at the end of the month.
Easy to Maintain
Expert solar air conditioner Singapore company provides a comprehensive package that includes installation and maintenance of the system. It will guarantee a trouble-free system with technicians available on quick dial anytime there is an issue. With the use of high-quality appliances, you are guaranteed years of stress-free solar power supply.
Singapore’s best solar power installation company, Enovatek, relies on professionalism, experience, and commitment to set up the best off-grid solar power system. The technicians ensure that your solar air conditioner is in pristine working condition and serves you without trouble for years. With a customized package, you are guaranteed the best value for money.
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