A Japanese-based company is providing solar energy for less-wealthy institutions in others parts of the world.
Kyocera Corporation has announced that it has supplied a total of 160kW of solar power generating systems a hospital in the Republic of Tajikistan. The company did this will the help of a partnership from another Japanese-based company, Marubeni Corporation.
Kyocera is one of Japan’s leading providers of solar energy. Its services are now helping to power the Diakov Hospital and Research Institution of Obstetrics Gynecology and Perinatology in Dushanbe – the capital of Tajikistan. The solar systems are Kyocera’s first installations in the country and will generate approximately 196MWh of annual electricity, offsetting roughly 62 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The installations are being funded by the Japanese government under its Official Development Assistance (ODA) program. They are meant to help raise power generation capacity and diversify energy sources in Tajikistan. These installations are the country’s first grid-connected systems, comprised of 768 Kyocera 210W solar modules.
Back in 1984, Kyocera engaged in a similar initiative. It provided solar power to a village in Pakistan, also as part of a Japan’s ODA program. Since then, Kyocera says it has been involved in approximately 40 ODA projects and has supplied a total of more than 3MW of solar systems to countries in Asia and Africa.