Jamaica is cementing its position as a leader in the Caribbean renewable energy sector as it announces participation in the Solar Head of State coalition, which will see a 15kW grid-connected solar PV system at Jamaica House, home to the Office of the Prime Minister.
“This project is symbolic of the renewable future we see for Jamaica and the Caribbean. Islands like Jamaica are becoming leaders for demonstrating the deployment of solar technology, and I aim to lead by example, by installing solar PV on the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica House,” said Holness who is attending the COP22 Climate Conference.
Solar Head of State partners with solar technology companies, local installers, major climate NGOs and foundations to offer well designed, professionally installed solar systems for the residences of heads of state or government around the world in order to showcase and promote the use of the technology.
The solar PV panels are being donated by Trina Solar and is being done in coordination with the Clinton Climate Initiative and Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room’s Island Energy Programme.