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Solar energy pilot project for schools this September

Published:Monday | May 20, 2013 | 12:58 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Government is installing solar electricity in schools as part of efforts to cut energy bills.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has indicated that a pilot project is to begin this September.

Speaking at a post Sectoral Debate press conference last week Thwaites stressed that the Government is spending billions per annum on electricity at educational institutions.

He said this is a serious situation which has to be addressed.

The education minister said this project is being led through a public-private partnership.

He said it has been estimated that the introduction of solar energy could result in a 20 per cent saving for schools.

Thwaites said schools have to get better at monitoring their energy usage and practice conservation.


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