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Water pumping station goes solar

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Water pumping station goes solar

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THE LARGEST DAILY CONSUMER of electricity from the Barbados Light & Power went solar yesterday.

In a pilot project unveiled at the Golden Ridge pumping station, engineer and trained photovoltaic installer Nathan Hart, said the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) had decided to invest in a ten megawatt ground mounted and roof mounted station in an attempt to reduce part of its huge electricity bill at the St John facility.

“This particular reservoir, up to January this year, was using about $77 000 worth of electricity from Barbados Light & Power,” Hart explained.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.