Sand Creek Primary School now powered by solar
The Sand Creek Primary School in Region Nine ((Upper Takutu – Upper Essequibo) is now equipped with an uninterrupted electricity supply as a solar power system has been installed at the school.
The solar power system consists of a 3.16 kilowatt peak (kwp) solar photovoltaic system with 19.2 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery energy storage system which was installed by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).
The equipment for the installation was provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the GEA’s sustainable energy interventions.
The school was selected for the installation of equipment after GEA conducted an energy needs assessment in the community last year which highlighted the need for clean and reliable energy at the school.
A total of 118 pupils and nine teachers will benefit from the installation which will ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply to the school and enhance the school’s learning exercises and other academic activities.
GEA transported and installed the system as well as upgraded and completed the electrical network infrastructure and installed energy-efficient LED bulbs to improve the lighting system of the building, a press release from GEA said.
The GEA also assisted in educating the teachers on the operation and basic maintenance of the installed Solar PV System.