More than a thousand medical facilities in the Dominican Republic will be getting solar panels with an aim to reduce electricity bills for the health sector. The announcement was made by the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the 8th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday, January 14. The National Energy Commission of the Dominican Republic and the Embassy of the country in the United Arab Emirates have managed funds of approximately $100 million to support the project. Juan Rodríguez Nina, Executive Director of the National Energy Commission of the Dominican Republic, expressed his commitment to the United Arab Emirates as well as to the Dominican people that these funds will be used to reduce the electric bill of said centers. “I call for a more rational and efficient use of energy so that these types of projects have a greater impact on our society,” said Rodríguez.