Solar Supports Ukraine: Frontline Kharkiv City Hospital Now Solar Powered

13 July 2023

Under the Solar Supports Ukraine fundraising campaign, project donor BayWa r.e. and implementing partner RePower Ukraine completed a solar installation on one of the largest hospitals in Kharkiv.

Performing more than 4,000 surgical operations annually, the City Clinical Multidisciplinary Hospital No. 17 provides medical assistance to thousands of patients. The hospital has regularly faced power outages due to persistent shelling in Ukraine’s north-eastern region.  

Facilitated by the RePower Ukraine Charitable Foundation, the new solar installation consists of 96 solar panels. It will provide the hospital with a reliable electricity consumption of 51.8 kW at peak production, which will meet the electricity needs of the intensive care unit. 

“Each solar panel we’ve installed is a physical piece of resistance. Despite Russia’s unprovoked aggression, we will keep our operating theatre running. Patients can continue receiving care. The lights will stay on’’ said Dmytro Cherepov, Director of the Hospital


"The Kharkiv hospital solar project has been impleneted through the Solar Supports Ukraine fundraising campaign established by the German solar association BSW - Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft, the Ukrainian Solar Energy Association (ASEU) and SolarPower Europe. The campaign aims to fund solar installations on schools and hospitals Ukraine to combat energy security issues during the ongoing Russian war.’’ said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe.

”All of us at BayWa r.e. feel the strong need to support the people of Ukraine. We do this for humanitarian reasons, which is why helping to power a hospital like the one in Kharkiv is so important. We also do this to give something back, and to show the contribution solar energy can make to a reliable, cost-efficient, and climate-friendly power supply in the rebuilding of Ukraine.” said Jochen Hauff, Director of Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy & Sustainability, BayWa r.e. AG

For more information on the Solar Supports Ukraine campaign and to donate, please click here.  

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