US$ 1 Million For Solar Power In Schools And Clinics

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The Department of Environment today announced the signing of an agreement between the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and GreenTech SolarLtd. to procure solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems and batteries for use in community health centers and schools around Antigua and Barbuda.

The agreement is part of the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF)Program, whose goal is to reduce dependency on fossil fuels by promoting energyefficiency and renewable energy in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Antigua and Barbuda was allocated a grant of $1.09million US under the Program.

The SEF Program is being administered through theSustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund, which is managed by the Department of Environment.

GreenTech Solar Ltd., which is based in the Cayman Islands, will use solar PV systems manufactured by SunTech and batteries manufactured by Tesla.

The following community health centers and schools will benefit from the Program;

  1. BendalsClinic
  2. BolansClinic
  3. FiennesInstitute
  4. GoodShephard Home for Children
  5. Holberton Hospital – Childrens Ward
  6. Holberton Hospital – Hospice
  7. NyahbinghiTheocracy School
  8. Old Road Clinic
  9. Parham Clinic
  10. Potters Clinic
  11. Swetes Clinic
  12. Victory Center
  13. Willikies Clinic

2 COMMENTS

  1. This is great. APUA will lose less money, cause these entities do not pay anyway for the electricity they consume.We need to all government offices on solar energy.

  2. Wasn’t there an existing contract for this same thing with PV Energy? Didn’t they stop because the government’s lack of payment??

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