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Inverters

Updated Friday, 05 September 2014

Inverters are essential for an array of different applications, thus a range of capacities and features are available on the market.  This discussion focuses on important inverter types and applications, especially with regard to renewable energy and battery storage.

Wiring and the NEC

Updated Monday, 23 June 2014

Building electrical systems are designed to safely distribute electricity to various locations in a building in order to power electrical loads.  The proper design and installation of such systems is critical to ensuring the safety and reliability of electricity supply.  This is especially true in medical facilities, where safety and reliability are of exceptional importance.

Efficient Lighting and LEDs

Updated Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Health facilities of all sizes can benefit from efficient lighting for increased energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and improved environments.  Indoor and outdoor lighting can be provided by a wide range of lighting technologies, including: incandescent, fluorescent, light emitting diode (LED), and high-pressure sodium, among others.

USAID’s Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project recently completed the installation of 12 solar photovoltaic systems at nine remote health clinics in Guyana.  Installations took place over a five-week period, with IHFI staff travelling alongside the installers to monitor progress, ensure code compliance and provide training to local technicians and health workers.

It’s World Immunization Week, a week designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an opportunity to build awareness on the benefits and challenges of vaccination, celebrate progress in vaccination coverage and take a close look at the road ahead – including environmental impacts and the role of clean energy.

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