Dolakha Health Post

Organization Name
Energy Access
Proposed Investment
USD53,068 - Provide Asset - Solar PV / Storage / Substation



Last Updated
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:03

As part of Dolakha Rebuilding Project, Possible Health is rebuilding 17 Health Posts in Dolakha. Most of these health posts is not connected to the grid or have access to reliable electricity. SunFarmer is working with Possible Health to install 1.2 kWp system at all these health posts to ensure reliable power backup. Solar is one of the main sources of electricity for most of these health posts. Each system costs between $2,000 and $5,000 and has a generating capacity of roughly 1.2 kilowatts.
What problem are you trying to solve? Who has this problem?
In the absence of reliable source of grid energy, facility depends on conventional, non-renewable energy sources like oil, coal etc. which contributes disproportionately to the emission of GHG, driving climate change and impacting public health from air pollution. Lack of basic facility like electricity to power the essential equipment results in poor health facility service. Unavailability and increase in cost of the fuel adds extra burden to the health facility.
Value Proposition
SunFarmer Nepal has a highly motivated team of best solar engineers and support staff who develop an innovative technology with affordable and accessible financial model. We identify the areas where an intervention with solar could provide a significant upgrade to the health facilities, design best PV system with affordable financing through power purchase agreement (PPA). Now the participating health facilities are able to reduce their reliance on diesel-powered generators, which are expensive to run and damaging to the environment. Our systems will provide power for more than just lights. We provide power for medical equipment such as oxygen machines, suction machines and vaccine machines.
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 31.9 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year.
  • Creates 85 new jobs during the lifetime on the project.
  • Improves the health conditions of 46,500 people.
  • Out of the total number of beneficiaries of the project, 27,816 are women.

Maturity Level
  • Prototyping and Validation
  • Commercial Operations
  • Growth and Expansion