Sun to work. Light to thrive.
Rising energy costs and rolling black outs lead the American Partners to a search for consistent, sustainable source of electricity for the Hospital. In mid-2018, we completed Phase 1 of our Solar Project – installing several solar panels into the compound to power the Hospital. Since installation we have been able to significantly reduce our energy consumption, lower the number of black outs experienced by the hospital, shift the percentage of hospital operating funds that go towards energy (freeing up money to better serve patients), and diminish our carbon footprint. While this is significant progress, there are still two more phases of work that need to be done in order to expand the reach of the solar energy. We need to install additional panels and batteries to be able to continue to decrease our dependency on ZESCO energy. We estimate this project will cost us an additional $100K USD.