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Inverters

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.

IHFI Completes Guyana PV Installations

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.

Photos

  View a series of slide shows featuring work being carried out under USAID in Haiti and Guyana.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) are a class of devices that power equipment in the event of grid power failure, nearly instantaneously, protecting the equipment from damage.  UPS systems vary significantly in their design and functionality, affecting the amount of time they can power equipment, their ability to improve power quality and their cost.

Training Material

Training health care staff on energy management practices is a vital component to successful health facility electrification efforts.  Find useful training materials, including presentations, agendas, examples and maintenance log templates used by the IHFI project to train hospital energy technicians in Haiti.

Technical Drawings

The schematics provide technical installation drawings for inverter/battery power backup systems at health clinics in Haiti.

Guyana: Micobee and Tumatumari

Micobee and Tumatumari are small health clinics in Guyana separated by about five miles. These facilities serve a resident population of 360 as well as 300 miners from small villages along the river. Both facilities are attended by a part time local health worker. These facilities are typical of the large number of health posts scattered throughout the interior of Guyana and most other developing countries.

USAID provided a two week hands-on training for real world installations of inverter / battery / PV systems in Boucan Carre, Haiti in September 2009. The hands-on training costs were underwritten by USAID.

The Zanmi Lasante hospital in Boucan Carre, Haiti serves at least 100 patients daily. To meet its energy needs, the hospital relied largely on a diesel powered generator with an undersized inverter/battery back-up system. The hospital's fuel costs were high and there was no back up system to supply its power needs.

In Haiti, USAID is implementing the Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project, focused on providing reliable electrical power to hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

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