Solar Power for the Faith Alive Hospital
Power outages are a daily event in Jos, Nigeria. What used to occur at night for a few hours is now happening during the day for longer lengths of time. While other countries in Africa have successfully invested in power infrastructure, the corruption and violence in Nigeria have led to the destabilization of the country's aging and undersized power grid. Diesel-powered generators have been the normal back-up system solution, and the Faith Alive Hospital has a large industrial generator to meet these needs. However, as diesel prices skyrocket and power outages lengthen, it became apparent that another system was necessary. In 2021, the Hospital installed a Solar Power Inverter with battery storage to help reduce the load on the generator. While only providing a portion of power needs, the system is really helping reduce the load on the generator, and is the start of perhaps a larger project.