Uninterrupted electricity for Chinese Landing Primary School with solar installation
Teachers and pupils at the Chinese Landing Primary School in Region One (Barima – Waini) will now benefit from uninterrupted electricity supply as a solar photovoltaic system has been installed at the school.
In August, 2022 the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) installed a 3.42 kilowatts peak (kWp) solar photovoltaic system along with a 21.6 kilowatts peak (kWh) battery energy storage system at the Chinese Landing Primary School.
Chinese Landing is a Carib indigenous community situated along the Barama River. This riverine settlement is home to approximately 300 residents with several public buildings.
The solar PV modules used for the installation were provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and transported and installed by the GEA.
GEA also upgraded and completed the electrical network infrastructure and installed outlets and energy-efficient LED lights to improve the lighting system of the buildings, a press release from GEA noted.
The organization also assisted in educating the teachers at the school on the operation and basic maintenance of the solar system, the release added.
“The Village and Primary School teachers were grateful for the completed installation and other electrical works,” the release noted.
Learning and other academic activities are expected to be enhanced for six teachers and 74 pupils with the installation of the solar system. Noteworthy, the installation will provide electricity for both Primary and Nursery schools.