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A recent breakthrough in steam generation - fueled entirely by the sun - shows promise in advancing medical waste and equipment sterilization, wastewater treatment and water purification.

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.

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.

HOMER Energy Tool

This exclusive online version of the HOMER energy optimization tool evaluates hybrid power systems to determine the most cost effective options for delivering continuous electricity to health facilities.


The USG PEPFAR program is a multi-country, multi-billion dollar initiative to prevent and treat HIV AIDS in developing countries ( The PEPFAR program in Guyana has found the effectiveness, sustainability, and reach of prevention, care and treatment programs are directly compromised by the lack of reliable power at health facilities.

Blood Banks and Blood Safety

Key strategies for blood safety include ensuring consistent electricity and refrigeration to maintain blood supplies at blood banks.

Theft Prevention

High value technology in developing countries is an automatic target for theft. Several techniques have proven effective in mitigating the likelihood of system theft including full-time guards, anti-theft mounting systems and cages, and proper system maintenance.

Solar Disinfection

Solar disinfection (SODIS) uses solar energy in the form of ultraviolet radiation and infrared heat to disinfect contaminated drinking water.  It offers a simple, inexpensive way to improve access to clean water.

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