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Solar energy is primarily being installed in the hinterland/remote areas of the country. Currently under the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme, a number of communities have received solar photovoltaic’s home systems. In 2007, a number of Regions benefitted from solar photovoltaic projects, some of which are listed below:

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installed in 2007

Location Application
# of Panels
Wara Paka Lighting for
2

Region 1

Health Centre  
Karia Karia Lighting for
2

Region 3

Health Centre  
Ministry of Finance Computer
2

Region 4

   
Ministry of Agriculture Battery
1

Region 4

Charging  
Guyana Energy Agency Lighting for
3

Region 4

CEO's Office  
Flagstaff Battery
1

Region 4

Charging  
Ogle Lighting
3

Region 4

   
Imbaimadai Lighting for
6

Region 7

School  
Imbaimadai Lighting for
2

Region 7

Health Centre  
Monkey Mountain Lighting for
2

Region 8

Health Centre  
72 Miles Potaro Lighting for
6

Region 8

School  
Apoteri Lighting for
2

Region 9

Health Centre  

Rural Electrification Project
This is an OLADE/CIDA/University of Calgary/Haskayne School of Business funded project which started in June 2007. The project will result in the installation of photovoltaic systems for 42 homes in the community, a joinery project, garden project, solar freezer for a village shope, and a cassava processing unit.

Objective

  • Incorporate rural stakeholders in the development of rural electrification strategies, making use of the lessons learnt from pilot projects carried out in an isolated poor community of Guyana
  • Set up sustainable schemes for projects focusing in providing energy services to poor communities, considering energy as a tool for development

Community where the project piloted: Woweta, Region 9

Phase 1 – Preparation
This phase is completed. The following were the objectives of this initial phase.

  • Assessment of the Country’s Rural Sector
  • Community Selection
  • Participatory Multiparty Mechanism
  • Assessment of Community Demands

Phase 2 – Projects Implementation
This phase is currently ongoing. The objectives of this phase are:

  • Setting up of rural enterprise
  • Establishing a financial mechanism
  • Work plan definition
  • Equipment Installation
  • Community training
  • Monitoring plan

Phase 3 – Evaluation process
This phase is for three (3) months and has the following components

  • Assessment of project impact
  • National workshop
  • National lessons learnt

Picture of typical home in the Woweta Village, Region 9

Picture: showing Heath Hut that will receive solar power