Kamwatta Primary School now powered by solar energy; hundreds to benefit


The Kamwatta Primary School in Region One (Barima-Waini) will now have stable and reliable electricity as a 3.16 kilowatt peak (kwp) solar photovoltaic system with 19.2 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery system has been installed at the school.

The initiative, which will provide clean, renewable energy to the school, will benefit approximately 328 students and 27 teaching and ancillary staff.

The solar system was installed at the school after the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) conducted an energy needs assessment earlier this year in the village with the objective of providing energy for the primary school, the GEA said in a press release.

GEA’s engineers also provided training for four persons at the facility on the operation and maintenance of the system.

The items for the installation were provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and GEA provided support by transporting and installing the system.

“The teachers present at the time of the solar PV system’s installation expressed their gratitude for the initiative, stating that it will allow them to better utilise the Primary School’s services and provide better learning opportunities for the students,” the press release stated.

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