Solar Energy, St. Vincent

The Gaia-Movement Trust Living Earth Green World Action recently decided to provide an interest free loan to the institution Richmond Vale Academy in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The loan has been used to invest in a solar energy system that enables the institution to become independent of the public power grid on the island and demonstrate the benefits of carbon-neutral energy. The loan repayment is done with a monthly amount corresponding to the current monthly energy bill of the institution with the result that the investment is repaid after six years.

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Due to various technical issues, it took some time before the power system was up and running, but at the end of 2016, the institution started producing renewable electricity covering their needs.

Open or download a presentation about how the people at Richmond Vale Academy work with renewable energy – Changing-the-World HiRes (11MB). In low resolution (0.5 MB), Changing-the-World LoRes

Watch the Youtube movie about Richmond Vale Academy working to become climate compliant – Making RVA Climate Compliant

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