After Lyari Hospital, Shamsi Hospital also goes solar, opts for LONGi modules LONGi has been rapidly expanding its market share in Pakistan this year and made remarkable achievements in terms of shipment to Pakistan. One of the key consumer segments for its modules are the country’s hospitals. These facilities are emerging as large consumers of solar power in the country which sees frequent electricity outages and fluctuations.
An image of rooftop solar plant installed on the rooftop of Shamsi Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan
Solar energy is a natural fit for healthcare organizations such as hospitals — and not just because solar reduces air pollution and makes the world a cleaner place. Hospitals consume significant amount of energy. With these units open 24/7, heating and air conditioning systems alone contribute to their high utility bills, apart from the energy consumed by medical equipment like CT scanners and MRI machines. Installing a commercial solar system for hospitals is, therefore, a smart way to reduce high electricity bills, get electricity delivered more cost-effectively and becoming more self-sufficient in energy use. This is a prime reason that hospitals globally are setting up their captive or grid-connected solar power plants. Hospitals in Pakistan too are beginning to witness this trend.
After extensive evaluations, Shamsi Hospital decided to go solar with a 224.895 kW project within its premises. Beyondgreen Solar Solutions was awarded the contract to develop the project which is expected to result in annual solar power production of 1,223,000 Units. Beyondgreen is one of the most reputable and largest private energy providers in Pakistan. In 2015, Beyondgreen expanded its business in Pakistan to create sustainable energy that is affordable to meet Pakistan’s growing energy demand and fulfill its energy crisis. The Shamsi Hospital solar power plant, deploying LONGi high efficiency modules, will reduce 114 tons of CO2 per year and is projected to save about 90 per cent of their annual electricity bill.
The common factor between the two projects by Lyari and Shamsi hospitals is that both will use LONGi Solar’s advanced mono crystalline PERC modules. LONGi Solar, with a proven record of manufacturing and supplying highly efficient and reliable modules, has been witnessing a growing demand for its modules in Pakistan. Shamsi Hospital’s solar project is one of the many projects that are using or are planning to use LONGi’s solar modules in the country. LONGi is committed to provide best-in class equipment and after sale services to these projects, enabling them to produce, store, and consume solar electricity at their own disposal.
LONGi’s high-efficiency modules based on leading technology, matched with the company’s strong bankability, are the perfect solution for residential and commercial spaces looking for viable alternatives. LONGi recently achieved the highest Altman-Z score in BloombergNEF’s Global PV Outlook, and was also given the highest AAA rating by the technical media organization PV Tech. Numerous top rankings in the solar industry and a strong operating performance in 2019 and H1 2020 have underlined LONGi’s worldwide bankability.
LONGi, headquartered in Xi’an, China, focuses on manufacturing PV products and providing solar power technology solutions. Its product offerings range from wafers, cells, modules and PV solar power equipment to solar power systems. The LONGi Group has evolved into a global company with assets of approximately US$8.38 billion and annual revenues of more than US$4.65 billion in 2019.