Renewable energy project

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A two million US dollar pilot project in renewable energy and energy efficiency will soon be launched in Barbados. 

Financed by the Global Environmental Facility, the monies will be used for erecting photo-voltaic systems on polyclinics and community centres across the island. 

The United Nations Development Programme, or UNDP will administer the project. 

Senator Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister revealed this as he addressed the launch of the government, GEF and the UNDP's solar voltaic project at the Hilton Hotel. 

Senator Boyce said it's part of government's plan to create a sustainable green economy. 

This economy also includes the procurement of electric vehicles for the public sector and the retrofitting of all government buildings with solar roofs. 

Mr Boyce said 19 contracts have been awarded for this project which includes the outfitting of ten schools. 

Government's solar roofs electricity programme was launched later with a flick of a switch at the Pebbles Beach. 



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Last modified on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:31

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