Solar power at two St Philip schools

Solar power at two St Philip schools
22 Nov
2017

Bayley's and St. Catherine's primary schools are the first government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy.

The solar photovoltaic system at Bayley's will supply 139 percent of current consumption, with an expected annual saving of $11 thousand dollars, while the system at St. Catherine's will supply 122 percent of current consumption, saving $4 thousand annually.

Installation work began at the two schools in March and was completed in October, at a cost of $175 thousand Barbados each.

The work was carried out by Future Energy Caribbean Incorporated.

The Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at both St Philip schools.

These schools bring the number of schools with solar photovoltaic systems installed by the division of energy to 16.

The net zero energy project, under which this initiative falls, aims to reduce energy consumption from conventional fuels; reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energy; and promote education and public awareness of renewable energy.

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