Georgetown, October 8, 2022: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) completed the installation of nine (9) solar PV systems at public/community buildings in Region 1 in September 2022. The installations amounted to a collective solar capacity of 69kWp and included battery energy storage systems (BESS), totalling 302kWh.
The beneficiaries and installed capacities are as follows:
|Solar PV Installations in Region 1|
|Public Buildings Installed||Array Size (kWp)||Battery Size (kWh)|
|Arakaka Primary School||7||18|
|Wauna Primary School||3||18|
|Santa Rosa Secondary School||9||35|
|Arakaka Health Centre||9||35|
|Barima Koriabo Health Post||7||35|
|Redhill Health Post||3||18|
|Hobodeia Health Post||3||18|
|Kumaka Isolation Centre||7||18|
|Mabaruma Radio Station (NCN Building)||20||109|
The installed solar PV systems at the three (3) schools would ensure at least eighty (80) teachers and thirteen hundred (1,300) students benefit from a more reliable electricity supply, thus enhancing the delivery and quality of learning, among other educational activities. Moreover, the installations at the health care facilities enable an estimated twelve thousand (12,000) residents to access better and expanded services.
The GEA also assisted in upgrading and completing the electrical network infrastructure at some of these public buildings, along with installing outlets and energy-efficient LED lights to improve the lighting system of the buildings.
Additionally, the GEA provided training on the operation and basic maintenance of the installed Solar PV Systems, targeting male and female representatives of the benefitting communities. The community leaders expressed appreciation for the training
The implementation of renewable energy systems at several public/community buildings in the Hinterlands is in keeping with Government’s plan to provide affordable, stable and reliable energy.