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p4ges solar power helps local hospital

Showing the local technicians how to install the solar panels
Handing over the solar panels and batteries to the hospital
Checking the electrical cables and solar regulator
A 20 Wattt DC-light is installed!


The hospital in Andasibe has a problem : the electricity supply is very unreliable and they sometimes have to deliver babies in the dark!

In order to find a solution the local deputy mayor asked the hydrology team if they could help, as they have skills with solar power which they use to power their equipment in the field.

The team (from University of Zurich, Twente and Antananarivo) were coming to the end of their field work and were able to donate solar panels and batteries. The team worked together with the community members and staff from the hospital to install the equipment.

Let there be light!



Date: 4 April 2016