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PCJ gives energy boost to Herbert Morrison

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 3:00 AM
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) manager, renewable energy and energy efficiency, Dr Peter Ruddock (left), examines the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of the model designed by a team of students from the Herbert Morrison Technical High School, which included Samuel Smith (right) and Shaquille Thomas. The team placed second in the 16-19 age category of the Science Competition of the PCJ’s Schools Energy Programme in 2016.

Herbert Morrison Technical High School will be installing a 3-000-watt grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system having received a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ ) after students from the institution placed second in the Science Category of the 2015-16 Schools Energy Programme Competition.

A four-member team from the Montego Bay-based high school entered a model design depicting how renewable energy could be used to provide electricity for a building on their school campus, which won second prize in the 16-19 age category of the competition. In addition to $40,000 each, the students won funding to implement an energy-saving project to help reduce their school's electricity costs.