The Health Center Kit SDD is an all-integrated, plug-and-play health center specifically designed for remote off-grid medical centers. It uses the excess of available energy from solar panels (which power medical refrigerators) to automatically charge a battery. The battery can be connected to and power 2 LED lights, a mobile-fan, both included in the kit, and other DC-operating devices by its 12V/20W outlet.
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
B Medical Systems through its international distributors. For distribution in specific countries, contact the company. Interview with a representative on August 2017
Direct competitors include Clinic In A Can.
B Medical Systems mass produces their products at their manufacturing facilities.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The user can procure a Health Center Kit SDD on the B Medical website by requesting a quote. The user can contact the closest distributor through the company's website by clicking "where to buy".
Distributions to Date Status
100 Health Center SDD kits were being field-tested in Nigeria. Interview with representative on August 2017
Description of power outputs
A 12V/20 W outlet for DC devices.
Description of light points
Total lighting service (lumen-hours per solar-day)
The 2 LED lamps work 35h autonomously
Peak power rating (Wp)
4 x 100 Wp
Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)
Nominal battery voltage (V)
User replaceable battery (yes/no)
Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)
Mobile service required (yes/no)
Design specifications include a mobile-fan to give ventilation when needed, 2 USB ports, a 12 volt and 20-watt plug for 12 volt DC operating devices, a rechargeable 27 Ah battery, 2 LED-lamps with 3 different brightness settings and an electronic controller with automatic energy management. The kit has an extremely robust body and wheels that make it easily portable. This plug-and-play installation device comes with theft protection. It weighs 27 kgs and its external dimensions (H x W x D) are 870 x 520 x 510 mm.
Plug-and-play installation device. Technical support is provided by B Medical and its distributors. Interview with representative
Replacement components can be purchased via B Medical distributors locally in their countries, and also directly from B Medical in Luxembourg. Interview with representative
The rechargeable 27Ah battery has a 5-year lifecycle.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Manufacturer's main goal is to provide a safe solution for the storage and transport of vaccines around the world with an all-integrated health center that uses the excess solar power from refrigerators and is specifically designed for off-grid remote health centers.
Vetted Performance Status
This Health Center Kit is a plug and play device, however, electrical installation and control guidelines provided by B Medial Systems must be followed to avoid electrical shocks. The Safety Standards developed by B Medical systems that define certain technical features of a product can be found on their website.
Complementary Technical Systems
B Medical also commercializes vaccine transport boxes and solar vaccine refrigerators, Health Center Kit SDD's related products. All of B medical systems' Vaccine Cold Chain products are here.
Academic Research and References
O.M.M. El Tom, S.A. Omer, A.Z. Taha, A.A.M. Sayigh, 1991, Performance of a photovoltaic solar refrigerator in tropical climate conditions , Renewable Energy, Volume 1, Issue 2, 1991, Pages 199-205
Gibson, B.A., Ghosh, D., Morano, J.P. and Altice, F.L., 2014, Accessibility and Utilization Patterns of a Mobile Medical Clinic among Vulnerable Populations, Health & place, 28, pp. 153-156.
International Committee of the Red Cross, 2006, Mobile Health Units Methodological Approach
Behl Khanna, A., Arora Narula, S., 2016, Mobile health units: Mobilizing healthcare to reach unreachable, International Journal of Healthcare Management, 9(1), pp. 58-66
Compliance with regulations
CE certified, meets European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. B Medical Systems Vaccine Cold Chain range is presenting many products certified as PQS by WHO and 9 of them are CCEOP Eligible for Gavi as stated by The Vaccine Alliance.
Field testing in Nigeria, experience and feedback from users. Interview with representative