In this project, CE Indonesia partnered with the Indonesian Government in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur.
On the isolated island of Sumba, five small rural clinics are supplied with solar electricity. CE Indonesia set up the solar system for one clinic and conducted training for the locals to enable them to assemble and maintain the remaining clinics by themselves.
The energy generated by the solar panels and stored in the backup batteries will provide sufficient energy for vaccine refrigeration, lighting and to run some electrical devices. Thus far, the clinics depended on diesel-fuel generators, which are expensive and unreliable. The solar system provides a constant power supply and allows the clinics to get rid of the gensets. They no longer have to worry about a consistent supply of fuel that requires great logistical effort in this remote area.