The Majuro Hospital in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, has installed a 209kW Kyocera solar power generating system to help to offset roughly 81t of CO2 emissions per year.
Kyocera, in co-operation with Marubeni and Wakachiku Construction, has supplied the solar power generating system, which will generate approximately 257MWh of annual electricity, to Majuro Hospital.
According to Kyocera, the system is comprised of 972 Kyocera 215W solar modules, which have enhanced support bars to toughen wind pressure resistance, as the island nation experiences strong trade winds.
The 209kW Kyocera solar power generating system consists of 22 junction boxes, five collecting boxes, three power conditioners and a display board.
The installation, Kyocera's third project in the country, is being funded by the Japanese government's Official Development Assistance (ODA).
ODA intends to support the reduction of carbon emissions by using renewable energy resources as an alternative to diesel electric power generation.
Since Kyocera began supplying solar modules to developing countries in 1984 as part of the Japanese government's ODA project, it has been involved in approximately 40 ODA projects and has supplied a total of more than 3MW of solar power generating systems to countries in Asia and Africa.
Image: The 209kW Kyocera solar power generating system at Majuro Hospital in the Marshall Islands. Photo: Kyocera.