Suntech Power Holdings revealed that it plans to donate up t 300kW of its solar panels to the Panzi Hospital in Bukayu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement is part of the company’s participation in the Commitment to Action, a part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The Panzi Hospital has 334 patient beds with specialties in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry and nutrition.
“With a quarter of the world's population in developing countries lacking access to basic electricity, it is critical that developed nations and corporations around the world collaborate to solve this issue now,” said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's founder, executive chairman, and chief strategy officer. “Our mission is to provide reliable access to solar energy to everyone, especially in developing countries, and by creating a commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative; we hope to alleviate energy poverty in remote communities around the world that lack basic electricity.”