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A Step into the Future

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installed in 2007

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:

Location

Application

# of Panels

Wara Paka Region 1

Lighting for Health Centre
2

Karia Karia Region 3

Lighting for Health Centre
2

Ministry of Finance Region 4

Computer
2

Ministry of Agriculture Region 4

Battery  Charging
1

Guyana Energy Agency Region 4

Lighting for  CEO’s Office
3

Flagstaff Region 4

Battery  Charging
1

Ogle Region 4

Lighting
3

Imbaimadai Region 7

Lighting for School
6

Imbaimadai Region 7

Lighting for Health Centre
2

Monkey Mountain Region 8

Lighting for Health Centre
2

72 Miles Potaro Region 8

Lighting for

School

6

Apoteri Region 9

Lighting for Health Centre
2

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