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Andy moon's 11.19.10 presentation to memc foundation

  1. 1. Hospital Electrification Project in Rural Nepal Presentation to the MEMC Foundation November 2010
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why work on rural electrification? </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot project: Nyaya Health in Nepal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The PLAN: How we can help Nyaya Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ASK: Potential donation from MEMC Foundation for Nyaya Health </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why work on rural electrification? <ul><li>Work at a company that cares about non-profit initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Have an outlet to work on non-profit / green projects, supported by SunEdison / MEMC </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students and professionals about solar power, and potentially recruit awesome people to join our team </li></ul>We (SunEdison employees) want to: <ul><li>Use distributed solar to provide critical energy services to schools and hospitals that don’t have access to power </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to implement off-grid solar in emerging markets, which is turning into a real business opportunity for SunEd / MEMC </li></ul><ul><li>Be the most innovative solar company that leads new initiatives in regions where no solar power company has ever gone before! </li></ul>Let’s attract talented people and keep them energized Let’s use solar power to solve challenging world problems
  4. 4. We have identified a top tier organization that will serve as our pilot project – Nyaya Health <ul><li>Nyaya Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by US medical school students to deliver long-term, systemic improvements in healthcare to impoverished areas </li></ul><ul><li>Nyaya Health is focused on Achham, Nepal – one of the poorest districts in the world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>250,000 people living on less than $1 / day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>83 out of 1,000 children don’t live past the age of 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0 doctors prior to Nyaya’s arrival </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nyaya began its operations in Nepal in 2008 by opening a small clinic in Achham. In 2009, they successfully partnered with the Nepali government to renovate an abandoned government hospital. Today, the Nyaya hospital: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides free, community-based healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treats over 3,000 patients per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employs 25 local staff members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nyaya Health treatment room </li></ul><ul><li>Nyaya renovated an abandoned hospital with 24/7 emergency department and outpatient clinic </li></ul>
  5. 5. We have identified a top tier organization that will serve as our pilot project – Nyaya Health <ul><li>100% of Nyaya’s funds go directly to medical training, delivery and service on the ground in Nepal; there is no paid US staff </li></ul><ul><li>The organization has strong local and international support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of funding comes from the Nepal government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional funding from leading int’l organizations (Ford Foundation, Yale University, Google, AMD) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nyaya is extremely transparent about their operations and have done extensive work to document their impact and show how every $ is used </li></ul>
  6. 6. Despite Nyaya’s successes, energy remains a critical challenge <ul><li>Nyaya’s “before and after” photo series* shows how far they have come in providing free healthcare to an impoverished population </li></ul><ul><li>However, their website highlights ENERGY as their critical challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The grid is very unreliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petrol is hard to get and their generator often breaks down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inverter / battery systems are old and need to be replaced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nyaya has ambitious plans to build a new surgery ward in late 2011, but will need reliable power such as solar + batteries to make this a reality </li></ul>* To read the blog entry, go to:
  7. 7. The PLAN: we have identified three areas where we can support Nyaya Health and learn about rural solar development Design and technical consulting <ul><li>SunEd’s engineering team in Beltsville will provide engineering consulting services to help Nyaya plan their energy system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design / energy analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System integration (diesel generation, battery) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SunEd / MEMC staff will explore ways to get solar equipment to Nyaya </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monetary donation through MEMC Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-kind donations from supply partners </li></ul></ul>Procurement <ul><li>The SunEd / Nyaya team will actively collect data and document our experience in rural solar deployment, which should be valuable information for our business in India and other developing countries </li></ul>Lessons learned
  8. 8. <ul><li>One dollar contributed to Nyaya Health goes an extremely long way given local prices in Nepal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The $25K solar portion will power basic lighting and appliances and prove to the Nepali team that solar can be a sustainable solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The remaining funds will support critical hospital functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The longer term vision is to deploy up to 35 kW of solar to power a new surgery ward planned for late 2011 </li></ul>The ASK: we hope that the MEMC Foundation can support part or all of Nyaya’s 2010 - 2011 plans <ul><li>The MEMC Foundation has a unique opportunity to provide funding that will have a huge impact on Nyaya’s operations </li></ul><ul><li>Nyaya’s expansion plan for 2010-2011 (not including the new surgery ward): </li></ul><ul><li>Rural ambulance program:       $12,542 </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Program coordinator:   $10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>X-Ray facility:                      $8,394 </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Power:                 $24,731 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL:                   $55,667 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contacts / Questions Joseph Philip Sales Engineering [email_address] 301-974-1995 Andy Moon Product Development & Finance [email_address] 301-875-3084
  10. 10. Appendix
  11. 11. The big picture: What happens after Nyaya Health Pilot project Phase I – Pilot project with Nyaya Health, Nepal Phase II Phase III <ul><li>Help Nyaya Health deploy pilot solar system </li></ul><ul><li>Learn first hand about rural solar development, including best practices for rural O&M </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate with India team to share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Continue involvement with Nyaya Health - long term O&M plan to ensure 20+ years of reliable power, and potentially more solar </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit additional SunEd engineers to provide pro bono consulting services to additional schools and hospitals in need of clean energy </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach to universities for potential partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Provide travel funding for SunEd employees to set up systems and work on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Launch student mentorship programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor students (e.g., ESW) designing non-profit solar projects to be deployed abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor domestic “Solar Decathlon” type projects </li></ul></ul>Description Start date Funding <ul><li>Q4 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>$25 - $55K </li></ul><ul><li>TBD </li></ul><ul><li>TBD </li></ul>CONCEPTUAL SLIDE; TO BE DISCUSSED
  12. 12. NYAYA’s Current Energy System <ul><li>Unreliable grid connection, with an unreliable diesel generator back-up and battery system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inverter: Xantrex TRSW 4548 Inverter/Rectifier: 4.5 KW sinusoidal wave inverter with 19A @230 AC output, 48VDC rectifier @60 amps continuous charge rate, lower power cut-off: 160V, internal stabilizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Batteries: 12 Volta 120AH 12V Tubular Plate Deep Cycle Solar Batteries. This provides approximately 13KWH of energy in the case of prolonged grid shortage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generator: 5 KW self-starting soundproof diesel generator, Chinese manufacturer, purchased in November 2007, alternator burned by overloaded circuit in June 2008 that was repaired </li></ul></ul>