Odulair Delivers World’s First 100-Percent Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic
Odulair, LLC (@Odulair), leading manufacturer of mobile health clinics, launched the world’s first 100-percent solar-powered generator-free mobile clinic for Clemson University. In 2013 Samsung launched Africa’s first partially solar powered mobile health center; the solar panels only powered the lights, television and small appliances with the majority of equipment requiring a generator or electrical connection. The Odulair solar mobile clinic does not require, nor include, a generator as everything in the clinic is powered by the Odulair proprietary SolandaTM Mobile Solar System.
The Odulair Solar System consists of rooftop high efficiency photovoltaic panels and integrated 48-volt lithium ion battery pack for energy storage with constant telemetry of all batteries and connections. The mobile clinic technical design is far from existing mobile clinics which are energy inefficient. The Odulair Clinic utilizes a direct current HVAC system, similar to bullet trains, increasing energy efficiency 30-percent.
The Clemson University Joseph F. Sullivan Center is utilizing this groundbreaking mobile clinic for outreach efforts to under-served populations across South Carolina. The clinic provides immediate care and breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Dr. Paula Watt, director of the Sullivan Center, explained, “The mobile clinic’s benefit is twofold: it allows the center to effectively reach under-served communities and demonstrate the unique challenges in caring for vulnerable patients to Clemson students. We did immeasurable homework on what we wanted, this vehicle is truly a dream come true for me and our staff.”
“We’ve all dreamed of using solar power for years,” said Dr. Anita Chambers, President of Odulair. “Mobile clinics are required to operate in remote locations and solar power is a huge improvement. Eliminating the generator eliminates the noise, vibration, and unhealthy noxious fumes; while significantly reducing mobile clinic maintenance and operations costs.”
The mobile clinic was made possible by support from the State of South Carolina led by Senator Thomas Alexander. “It’s critical that the state make it possible for organizations like the Sullivan Center to bring health care to folks who need it most,” Alexander said. “The state should support any mission that leads to better health outcomes, and preventative and educational components provided by mobile clinics have proven time and again to do just that.”
Watt said she is ready to take that mission and literally roll with it, preferably up a steep hill or down a muddy path upon which no other mobile unit can reliably tread. “Our educational mission is to see students truly embody the Clemson determined spirit due to these experiences,” Watt said. “They will rise to the challenges faced by the individuals this clinic serves and lead the way to improved health care across our state and beyond.”
The Odulair 100-Percent Solar-Powered Mobile Clinic is one of many “world’s first products” from the United States based manufacturer of mobile clinics. Odulair continues to break barriers leading to more efficient, effective, and robust mobile clinics for the delivery of healthcare to under-served communities at home and around the world.