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Wisynco to commission solar farm

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 3:02 PM
A section of the Wisynco solar farm.

Wisynco Group is to commission its one-megawatt solar energy system on Thursday.

The facility was developed on five acres of land adjoining the company's warehouse and distribution outlet in Spanish Town, St Catherine, said chairman William Mahfood.

A quarter of the solar panels are mounted on the roof of the distribution building, while some are deployed on the ground," said Mahfood.

The $200 million project is to be done in two phases, he said, the second of which will quadruple the capacity of the current system.

"It will basically allow us to supplement the energy that we now get from Jamaica Public Service, to lower our energy cost, as well as become more environmentally friendly using a sustainable type of energy," the beverage maker said.

The company touts the facility as the first solar to high-voltage application and the largest solar farm in Jamaica.