Xerogrid, a renewable energy business based in Leeds, has won a £165,000 contract to supply solar systems that will power mobile clinics in Nigeria for the charity eHealth Africa.

Headed by founder and managing director Ian Emberton, Xerogrid specialises in fitting solar and wind power in difficult to reach locations that are off the mainstream power grid. The business, which was launched in 2015, has installed solar panels in locations in Spain and the UK, as well as in Ghana, enabling people in rural areas to become self-sufficient and end reliance on generators.

The contract for eHealth Africa will facilitate semi-mobile, non-permanent health centres in Nigeria to deliver vital health services and supplies to remote cut-off communities, powered by their own solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The charity is renowned for its high-tech approach and employs big data in the fight against diseases such as malaria, and to prevent disease and infection outbreaks from spreading.

Source: BQ Live