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Canadian government donates solar panels to National Children’s Home

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 9:57 AM

The government of Canada has donated solar panels to the Jamaica National Children’s Home in an effort to help the facility save on electricity

The project, which saw the installation of 16.3 kilowatts of solar electrical power, was officially handed over to the East Rural St Andrew Home on Thursday.

Installation was carried out by students of the Heart Trust's National Tool and Engineering Institute in partnership with the St Laurence College of Ontario Canada. 


Professor of Energy Systems Engineering Technology of the Ontario based institution, Steve Lap.

The project is part of a $20 million initiative called Global Affairs Canada through which the country develops skills training capacity in Jamaica in the field of renewable energy and efficiency.

The solar panels are expected to last for up to 20 years.