We Care Solar

We Care Solar saves lives in childbirth by supplying solar power to remote health centers across Africa and Asia. In developing countries, midwives and doctors struggle to provide obstetric care at night. We Care Solar designs and manufactures a “Solar Suitcase”: a 12 volt DC solar electric system with 40W or 80W solar panels combined with efficient appliances - medical lights, phone chargers, and the option of a fetal heart rate monitor. The Solar Suitcase is portable, durable and has been deployed in 2,400 health facilities serving over 1 million deliveries to date. The organization also conducts training for installation, usage and maintenance so that Solar Suitcases are operated effectively.

The organization’s high-level advocacy efforts helped get energy for women and child healthcare labelled a SE4ALL “High Impact Opportunity” (HIO) project. Its work to raise awareness in the media and global forums has been very successful and is on-going. It also runs an education program, We Share Solar, in the U.S. The program promotes hands-on science and technology skills, and solar energy knowledge.