Case studies

Grid-tie solar power system for healthcare in Bangladesh

Dulas were very pleased to be able to work with our Bangladesh prime partners, Tradevision Ltd to specify, supply, install and commission a 1.6kWp grid-tie solar power system on one of the roofs of the ground-breaking Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed. The idea for the collaboration began when Dulas staff were invited to make an assessment of different solar power options for the hospital, which is a large user of electric power and is also having to cope with daily power cuts.

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Solar powered Oxygenator
Benin immunisation programme

Solar Vaccine refrigerators to support medical aid in the Philippines

Welsh-developed solar vaccination fridges were among a number of essential humanitarian items chosen by the Department for International Development (DFID) to be transported on board an RAF C17 Globemaster flight carrying aid to the victims of the Philippines typhoon.

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Solar power for Lassa Fever laboratory in Sierra Leone

Dulas provided a specification for a solar power and battery back up system for electrifying a lassa fever lab within a larger clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Solar powered Oxygenator
Solar Cold Chain Training

In country cold chain technician training

This standard Dulas training programme has been developed to give Ministry of Health technicians a thorough understanding of how to install, operate, and maintain solar powered refrigerator systems supplied by Dulas. Candidates also learnt how to teach Public Health Unit (PHU) staf to use the solar refrigerator equipment. Successfully delivered in many countries around the world, this high quality training is an essential part of any robust cold chain.

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Battery powered Oxygenator

Working alongside the UK Medical Research Council in The Gambia, Dulas engineers supplied a clean, secure power source to medical researchers in Fajara. The power supply enabled medical researchers to complete the first phase of their project looking into how power supply affects infant death due to pneumonia. The battery powered medical oxygen delivery system enables the oxygenator to be available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The next phase of the project will be to integrate solar energy to provide a completely sustainable and free source of energy in this emergency setting.

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Solar powered Oxygenator
Solar powered Oxygenator

Solar Vaccine refrigerator in Ethiopia

For-Ethiopia is a small charity working to relieve poverty and sickness in Ethiopia. The charity identified a need to improve access to the cold chain in the rural health clinics in Ethiopia and approached Solarsense to help them achieve this aim.

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Solar water pumping in Burundi

Dulas was approached by WHH Foundation to provide a solar powered water pump solution in Burundi, Africa. This pumped water would provide security for the subsistence farmers allowing them to irrigate water to their crops. 90% of the population of Burundi are subsistence farmers, making water irrigation hugely important for communities. Not only does this provide food security for remote villagers, it also provides an income for locals.

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Solar water pumping in Burundi
Benin immunisation programme

Benin immunisation programme

Dulas continues to help improve the vaccine cold chain with solar refrigerators and icepack freezers. These have now been installed in 48 different countries.

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Vaccine Refrigerator for Peruvian Jungle

This project involved the supply of 982 Dulas VC150 solar vaccine refrigerator systems for the Peruvian Ministry of Health. One of the systems was earmarked for an isolated health post in Buenas Lomas Nueva for the Matses tribe, living in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon jungle and getting it there proved to be a real challenge with the fridge being transported by helicopter, boat and bamboo poles!.

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Vaccine Refrigerator for Peruvian Jungle

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