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Southside Police Station solar planning application filed

Southside Police Station in St David’s (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

An array of solar panels could be added to the roof of the Southside Police Station in St David’s, according to a recent planning application.

The application, submitted this month, proposes the instillation of 513 solar panels on the roof of the station, covering about 9,747 square feet.

The proposed solar panels would provide just over 200kW of electricity.

The project is the latest of several solar instillations on government buildings intended to reduce carbon emissions and decrease power costs.

The Government announced last December that it had saved $42,000 in electricity costs since solar panels were installed at the Government Post Office and Government Administration Buildings in June of that year.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said last year that savings of $100,800 were expected for the full year from the project.

Colonel Burch said ten bids were received last October in response to a request for proposal to install solar panels for a further 30 government buildings and these were being reviewed.

The proposed sites for the installation 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.

Solar panels are also set to be installed at the Transport Control Department Building.

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Published August 21, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated August 21, 2023 at 7:52 am)

Southside Police Station solar planning application filed

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