In 2007, Contained Energy was contracted by the Ubud Rotary Club to solve power deficiency problem in one of the Bumi Sehat birth clinic in Meulaboh, Aceh. The problem that they were facing was that there was no PLN-electricity available at its remote location. In solution, an independent hybrid system powered by solar PV, wind turbine and a genset was installed to power the clinic. The power system is still working perfectly to date, and the clinic is still busy helping local mothers with childbirth.
From field report by the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic:
“The clinic that SE Asia and Ubud Rotary built is busy and beautiful. We were warned that installing a solar power system would just not work, that the maintenance would be impossible. Yet, being where we are in the Tsunami zone, PLN electricity was still a long time coming. So, David Kuper of Ubud Rotary, believing in sustaining the Mother Earth, backed me up on the decision and dream to light the Bumi Sehat clinic with the power of the sun. Many nights, when PLN and gas generators fail, one can look up and down the west coast of Aceh and see one well lit building, the Bumi Sehat solar powered clinic! Maintenance is not a problem, as Pak Sudung of our permanent team is well trained in keeping it all working well.”