Solar energy pilot project for schools this September
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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