Wind takes down new solar light, theft continues


Last night’s windy conditions damaged one of the recently installed solar LED street lamps in Lightfoot.

Parts of the panel fell to the ground overnight and residents played their role in removing it from the streets.

According to Antigua and Barbuda Met Office on Monday, wind speed during the night was approximately 13km/h.

Then even after it was damaged the lamp in question remained on.

2,000 LED street lamps were donated to government of Antigua by the Peoples Republic of China.

Installation is still ongoing.

Meantime, the theft of solar street lights is continuing.

Several of them near the Botanic Gardens have been vandalised and stolen.

Last month, APUA warned people doing that to stop but that warning seemingly fell on deaf ears.

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  1. Wind definitely will blow them sola panels down . poor work the bolts and the foundation unprofessionally bad work .. all the bolts are wrong size …and it can accidentally loosen and fall on someone .. where’s the inspection 2017 …

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