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Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital Goes Solar & Gets 3,200kW Boost



Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital Goes Solar & Gets 3,200kW Boost
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The Inauguration was attended by several high-ranking government officials, including the Minister of Health and Well-being, Dr. Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, and the Minister of Energy and Public Equipment, Georges Pierre Lesjongard.

A 3,200-unit solar power system, producing 3,200 kilowatts of electricity per hour, was launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in Rose-Belle, Mauritius, on June 3, 2024.

The solar power system is a significant achievement in the country’s efforts to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

In his opening speech, Dr. Jagutpal praised the implementation of the project, which is part of the government’s efforts to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change.

He also expressed gratitude to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for its support in the project.

The ISA is a joint initiative between India and France to mobilize global efforts against climate change through the deployment of solar energy solutions.

Dr. Jagutpal noted that the ISA was conceptualized during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris in 2015, and currently has 119 signatory countries, including Mauritius.

The ISA is aiming to develop and deploy affordable and transformative solar energy solutions to help member countries achieve low-carbon growth trajectories, with a focus on least developed countries, developed countries, and small island developing states.

Dr. Jagutpal highlighted that in October 2020, the ISA Care initiative was launched to solarize at least one primary healthcare center in member countries from the small island developing states (SIDS), including Mauritius.

As a result, Mauritius received a grant of $50,000 (approximately 2.3 million Mauritian rupees) to install around 25 kilowatts of solar panels at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in 2021.

The solar power system at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital is expected to reduce the hospital’s reliance on fossil fuels and decrease its carbon footprint.

The installation is also expected to provide a sustainable source of energy for the hospital’s operations, helping to reduce its energy costs and promote environmental sustainability.

The event was attended by several other dignitaries, including the Minister of Agro-industry and Food Security, Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, and the Minister of Industrial Development, Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives, Naveena Ramyad.

Source: ION News

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