Astronergy donated 150 kW of PV panels to a solar system installed on a parking lot of a children’s hospital, Hospitl de las Californias, located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
The PV system has been successfully commissioned and will cover 80 percent of the electricity needs of the medical facility, which will represent a savings of approximately 400,000 pesos a year (equivalent to US$31,133) over the 25-year useful life of the solar installation.
The North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) will provide technical assistance funding to the Government of the State of Baja California for installation of solar energy equipment for the children’s hospital.
The Hospital Infantil de las Californias is a private charitable organization that has been providing pediatric health care services since 1994 to children on both sides of the border, from newborns to 17 years of age, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
“We are glad to provide our high-efficiency solar panels to the Hospital Infantil de las Californias to increase the well-being. Solar system is the best way for local residents to get abundant electricity during the day time since the good irradiance condition in Mexico. We would like to provide more support in the development of solar energy in the country,” Dr. Lu, the Vice President of Astronergy, commented.
— Solar Builder magazine