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LUTH inaugurates 20kw solar facility to boost power supply



The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday inaugurated a 20 kilowatt solar facility to boost power supply at the tertiary hospital.

It was reported that the facility was inaugurated at “Ward A” ,one of the biggest wards at LUTH.

Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, LUTH Chief Medical Director (CMD), while speaking during the inauguration, lamented the challenges in the power sector.

He said the solar facility was to provide an alternative power source and ensure smooth running of the hospital.

“As a matter of fact, the Ministry of Health is making efforts to provide alternative source of energy to many of our hospitals because our hospitals need to function and provide health care services to Nigerians.

“TNL Africa approached us for partnership and we gave them one of our biggest wards, Ward A ,having 120 beds and four floors.

“They provided the solar facility and also gave us 40 fans.

“The ward will have electricity supply whether there is power from national grid or not ,and we tested that over the weekend,” he said.

Mr Femi Numa, Managing Director, TNL Africa, which sponsored the project said that the 20kw/40kwh (combined) Lithtech/TNL solar-based renewable energy solution was more than technology.

According to Nima, it is also a beacon of the firm’s commitment to sustainable development and energy independence.

“As the Project Sponsor, I have witnessed the dedication and hard work that has gone into making this vision a reality.

“From the drawing board to the final installation, every step has been a journey toward innovation and excellence.

“Today, as we activate this alternative energy solution, we are setting a new standard for clean energy production in this national centre of medical and healthcare excellence” he said.

Numa stressed that the solar solution was more than just an assembly of panels and batteries.

“It is a promise of a brighter, greener future, a future where our energy needs are met not by depleting resources, but by harnessing the boundless energy of the sun.

Also, Mr Olusola Ogunkeye, Head of Department, LUTH Engineering Services, said that the specification of the solar facility was 22kw with free energy of 22kw and eight batteries.

Ogunkeye said that the batteries were the latest technology that could last for 10 years, if properly utilised.

Abiodun Azi

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