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Bids sought to install solar panels on 32 public buildings

Eco-friendly energy: photovoltaic roof panels harness solar power and reduce energy bills (Photograph supplied)

The Government is seeking bids to install energy-saving solar panels on more than 30 public buildings.

A request for proposal issued this month asked companies to submit bids for the “design, supply of materials, permitting, installation, commissioning, testing, monitoring and leasing in perfect running conditions of rooftop-mounting solar power systems of approximately 7MW”. The contract will last 25 years.

The request added: “The SPS system should be designed with necessary features, components and parts used in the SPS power plants and should conform to the international specifications and Solar Under Storm Part II Select Best Practices for resilient roof-mount PV systems with hurricane exposure wherever such specifications are applicable.

“Electrical works and solar system installations shall be executed in a first-class workmanlike manner in accordance with these specifications, the drawings and notes indicated therein.”

Companies have until October 7 to submit bids.

The proposed sites for the instillation include schools across the island, both the prison facilities, the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, Global House, the Ministry of Public Works quarry department and the Fort Prospect water catchment.

The combined photovoltaic capacity at the sites was estimated to be 6.95MW.

The Request for Proposal lists a number of properties for potential solar development, along with estimated photovoltaic capacity of each site in watts.

The list includes:

Co Ed Facility Prison – 400,000W

Ministry of Public Works quarry department – 1,000,000W

Prospect Primary School – 150,000W

Sylvia Richardson Care Facility – 90,000W

TN Tatem Middle School and Community Centre – 275,000W

Westgate Correctional Facility – 195,000W

Berkeley Institute – 400,000W

CedarBridge Academy – 700,000W

Dellwood Middle School – 480,000W

Sandys Secondary Middle School – 360,000W

West Pembroke Primary – 180,000W

Hamilton Health Clinic and Annex – 100,000W

Harrington Sound Primary School – 125,000W

Dalton E. Tucker Primary School – 100,000W

Elliot Primary School – 190,000W

Fort Prospect Water Catchment – 800,000W

Lagoon Park Preschool – 60,000W

Lyceum Preschool/Francis Patton Primary School – 110,000W

Paget Primary School – 130,000W

Port Royal Primary School – 60,000W

Prospect Preschool – 35,000W

St George’s Community Centre – 70,000W

Victor Scott Primary School – 150,000W

Warwick Post Office/Preschool/Clinic – 90,000W

West End Primary School – 130,000W

Global House – 65,000W

Dame Lois Browne Evans Building – 135,000W

Gilbert Institute Primary School – 140,000W

Happy Valley Day Care Centre – 30,000W

Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy – 40,000W

East End Primary School – 130,000W

Devonshire Preschool Avocado Lodge – 45,000W

The Government has been encouraging the use of solar panels and other energy-efficient power sources in recent years.

It was announced last year that solar panels were being installed on the roofs of the Government Administration Building on Parliament Street and the neighbouring General Post Office.

A solar farm at the finger at LF Wade International Airport capable of producing 6MW of electricity came online last year.

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Published July 20, 2022 at 7:51 am (Updated July 20, 2022 at 7:41 am)

Bids sought to install solar panels on 32 public buildings

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