UNOPS – Lights Switched on for the First Time across Rural Sierra Leone

December 20, 2019 | Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio officially commissioned the turning-on of lights in 54 rural communities across the country this week, as a part of the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP).

TIME – Best Inventions 2019 (We Care Solar)

November 21, 2019 | We Care Solar has shipped nearly 4,000 units to 27 developing countries, putting an end to deliveries in darkness.

WRI – Powering Remote Hospitals with Solar

October 24, 2019 | Unreliable electricity is a common challenge for healthcare centers located in rural areas. Some health centers across Asia and Africa are increasingly turning to solar power to meet basic energy needs.

Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy and Healthcare (2019)

June 26, 2019 | India’s Karuna Trust delivers effective healthcare using solar power and energy-efficient buildings and equipment, in areas that suffer up to eight hours of power cuts every day.

Powering Health: WHO brings solar energy to the health sector in Gaza

June 17, 2019 | The World Health Organization (WHO) and implementing partners inaugurated the newly installed solar power plant at Nasser hospital in the Gaza Strip.

OVO Foundation funds electrification projects in Kenya

May 14, 2019 | The OVO Foundation has announced that is expanding its energy access project in Kenya, electrifying over 300 schools and health clinics in the hardest-to-reach parts of Kenya.

Solar holds promise for remote health facilities, but key gaps remain

April 26, 2019 | DEVEX | An estimated 41% of health care facilities in low- and middle- income countries have reliable electricity. Stand-alone solar units are playing a key role in increasing access to electricity, but often lack proper funding for follow-up and maintenance after installation.

Have we made progress on the SDGs?

August 13, 2018 | On this episode of Global GoalsCast, the UN Foundation took over to discuss how countries are measuring their SDG progress.

Solar a Game-Changer for Village Healthcare in India

March 30, 2018  |  Tribal and forest communities in remote parts of the country are turning to renewable energy as a catalyst for delivering better healthcare. Two new videos from SELCO Foundation show the huge impact of distributed solar.

Healthy Lives through Sustainable Energy

April 04, 2018  |  For World Health Day 2018, we want to highlight some incredible organisations on our longlist that are striving to achieve SDG3: Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, using sustainable energy to do so.

Solar Energy Offers Hope to Some Puerto Rico Hospitals

February 2nd, 2018  |  More than four months after Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, over 450,000 people are still without power. For critical facilities like hospitals, the lack of electricity has meant cutting services and relying on generators until power is restored.