In the Kyiv Region, a 100 kW solar power plant with storage batteries was installed at the Vyshnivska City Hospital.
In the summer, the SES will be able to fully meet the institution's needs, and in the autumn-winter period – by 30%, reports Public.
It is noted that the SES was installed thanks to the help of the Estonian Red Cross, which collected about 4.5 million hryvnias. The hospital serves more than 120,000 patients.
"There are 182 photovoltaic cells installed here, which provide electricity to the hospital during daylight hours. The total power is about 100 kW. This is enough for the hospital to function effectively. In addition, there are also rechargeable batteries installed here, which are charged from the same panels and provide 3 – 7 hours of electricity at night. They can also be connected to generators," said Maksym Dotsenko, director of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine.
The material said that solar panels work completely autonomously from a centralized power supply. Even in the winter, the SES will be able to ensure the operation of the most critical departments, including palliative care.
Vitaliy Vlasiuk, adviser to the Minister of Health, emphasized that all medical facilities in Kyiv Region are equipped with generators, which are used during emergency power outages. However, the arrangement of solar power plants and batteries is the best solution for the autonomy of hospitals.
"For example, the Brovary Hospital burned almost two tons of diesel fuel per day of operation of the generators. This is very expensive. Generators, unfortunately, break down. They are also needed, hospitals are provided with them. But a more lasting and good solution is solar power plants and panels. In the near future, I hope we will start equipping healthcare facilities with solar stations with batteries," he said.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Zhytomyr region, the Zvyagel multidisciplinary hospital saved 157 thousand hryvnias in 8 months thanks to the rooftop solar power plant.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, Lyceum No. 9 in Bucha became the first educational institution in Ukraine that received eco-certification.