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Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon


Posted in: Regional News by volderine | 21 November 2018 | 426

    The solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Photo via DPI) 0 160
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    The solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Photo via DPI) 0 160

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix.

    The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar farm.

    Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said the automatic switching from the solar power to the generator during cloudy days or during the rainy season is not ready as yet.

     “The system is a hybrid system whereby during the day when the sun is up the whole town would be powered by the solar farm. Solar is intermittent so therefore, you may be having a 100 percent solar, then a cloud passes over and you drop from 100 to 80 percent. On a cloudy or overcast day, the difference between what the solar power is producing and what the town needs will have to be augmented by the generator,” Minister Patterson related.

    Read more at: Department of Public Information

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