Private hospital group Mediclinic strike a bargain with Moshesh Partners to deploy solar power in hospitals

SOUTH AFRICA – Private hospital group Mediclinic has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy producer Moshesh Partners to deploy a solar photovoltaic (PV) system in six of its hospitals. Mediclinic has made this move not so long after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a decision to raise the limit on the self-generation of electricity. The president said South Africa will raise the limit on self-generation of renewable power from 1MW to 100MW, including the ability to sell excess capacity into the grid, declaring energy security as “South Africa’s…

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USAID gives SolarWorks! US$320,000 grant to solarise 92 clinics in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which leads the Power Africa initiative, is providing SolarWorks! Mozambique a US$320,000 grant to install solar photovoltaic systems in 92 health centres in the Mozambican province of Sofala. In all the clinics selected to benefit from this Power Africa grant, the solar energy provider will install 55.2 kWp of capacity. According to Power Africa, this electricity will be used for lighting, charging mobile phones, powering hoovers, gynaecological examination lights, microscopes, and computer equipment. SolarWorks! will also install battery storage systems…

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Medical textiles company Lamatem secures US$7m loan from EBRD and EU

MOROCCO – Lamatem, a Moroccan producer of high-‎end ‎medical garments, has secured €6 million loan (US$7.05m) from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) to help the company increase its exports to European markets. The investment will help Lamatem to increase its supply of medical protective equipment and to offer a more diverse range of products, through the use of a state-of-the-art sterilisation machine, to local and European medical suppliers. Lamatem will also diversify its energy supply and boost the use of renewables, with the…

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