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Antigua: US$ 1 Million For Solar Power In Schools And Clinics

The Department of Environment today announced the signing of an agreement between the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and GreenTech SolarLtd. to procure solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems and batteries for use in community health centers and schools around Antigua and Barbuda.

The agreement is part of the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF)Program, whose goal is to reduce dependency on fossil fuels by promoting energyefficiency and renewable energy in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Antigua and Barbuda was allocated a grant of $1.09million US under the Program.

The SEF Program is being administered through theSustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund, which is managed by the Department of Environment.

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