Backing the rural health center in battling with the COVID-19 through pay-as-you-go solar home system

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, 43% of the total population is electrified, and only 28% of healthcare facilities have reliable electricity, this leads to serious problems, including the spoiling of medicines and the inability to use essential medical and diagnostic devices; even the lack of basic lighting and communications can complicate treatments, especially emergency procedures. Lack of electricity limits working hours and inhibits the deployment of medical technology.[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented disruptions around the world, poor rural communities are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 because most farmers often are older than average and hence more vulnerable to the virus, and the effects of COVID-19 are anticipated to cause a further shock on the income level of the farmers and influence their purchasing power.[2]


Pay-as-you-go solar home system seems the perfect solution for solving the problem on the aspect of power supply and affordability, however, if you do a research on the available pay-as-you-go solar home system in the market, you will find that the majority of the pay-as-you-go solar home system in the market is only capable of powering the small load like phone charging, lamp, fan, and TV, but none of them can power the refrigeration device, which is critical for a rural health center store the vaccine and medicine. A typical fridge consumes a lot of energy, which is far more than the common pay-as-you-go solar home system can provide, they are many reasons behind this, some being lack of technology, some with different market focus.[3]

The challenges of electrifying rural health center

Challenge 1: Design & Maintenance

Traditional solar power system requires technical design and maintenance, a lack of this will ultimately ‘have a negative impact on the reliability of the power supply’.

Challenge 2: Theft

Theft of system components could be a major problem in some rural areas; especially the high-value part like PV panel and batteries, most traditional system has no anti-theft mechanism.

Challenge 3: Reliability

The reliability and quality of the power supply can have numerous negative impacts and concerns, it might damage some voltage-sensitive equipment when there is a sudden power failure.

Challenge 4: Affordability & Financing

For the traditional system, the capital costs and operating costs need to be financed effectively, the affordability stopped most rural health centers from accessing solar power.

Challenge 5: Cost Performance

For a remote rural health center, no matter using diesel-powered generator or the traditional component-based solar power system, the cost performance is low because the affordability limits the accessible power option, traditional AC appliances with high power consumption means bigger battery and solar panel required, it’s extremely important to make every cents count.

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Design & Maintenance
Affordability & Financing

Cost Performance

Micenergy solutions[4]

Micergy solution - scientifically designed plug & play solar home system

  • All-in-one system design, no component-based
  • Plug & Play, no complicated installation
  • Maintenance-free long lifecycle lithium battery
  • 12V System, a safe voltage to human

Micergy solution - tamper-resistant solar home system

  • Anti-tampering screws, professional tools required
  • Two-way authentication, MCU and solar panel
  • Iron box to protect the battery from being opened*
  • MCU program will self-destruct if violently opened

Micergy solution – powerful solar home system & energy efficient fridge

  • Dual charge by both AC and solar, faster charging
  • Big capacity LiFePO4 battery, longer usage
  • Energy-efficient appliances like fridge, longer usage
  • Scientifically designed system for off-grid scenario

Micergy Solution – Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home System

Pay-as-you-go technology embedded allows the rural health center to pay the solar home system by installment

Micergy Solution – All-In-One Solar Home System Package

  • Energy-efficient appliances – LED Lamp
  • Energy-efficient appliances – DC LED TV
  • Energy-efficient appliances - DC Fan
  • Energy-efficient appliances - DC Fridge

Micergy is a next-generation off-grid solar solution provider, instead of focusing on the common solution as most players did, we listen to the market critical demand and think about the future demand, so we choose the most difficult route and invest on R&D the most powerful pay-as-you-go solar home system of the industry, we can proud to say, the refrigeration demand by rural health center can be easily fulfilled by Micergy MP2.[5]
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