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Title: Rural health clinics infrastructure

The author discusses programs which were directed at the installation of photovoltaic power systems in rural health clinics. The objectives included: vaccine refrigeration; ice pack freezing; lighting; communications; medical appliances; sterilization; water purification; and income generation. The paper discusses two case histories, one in the Dominican Republic and one in Colombia. The author summarizes the results of the programs, both successes and failures, and offers an array of conclusions with regard to the implementation of future programs of this general nature.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
551980
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-440-23409; CONF-9704141-
ON: DE97008397; TRN: 97:005443-0005
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Village power `97, Arlington, VA (United States), 14-15 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Village Power `97. Proceedings; Cardinal, J.; Flowers, L.; Taylor, R.; Weingart, J. [eds.]; PB: 521 p.
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; PERFORMANCE; MAINTENANCE; TRAINING; RURAL AREAS; ECONOMICS