Richmond Vale academy close to attaining 100% renewable electricity

To avoid using fossil fuel for electricity and be 100 percent carbon neutral, Richmond Vale academy will upgrade its solar electricity generation to 50kw (180 panels).

With an upgrade of the current off-grid system and a new 13kw (48panels) solar system in the workshop and classroom building, RVA will be able to produce all the electricity it needs and become carbon neutral in terms of energy production.

In addition to generating electricity, the upgraded solar energy generation system will allow the school to give hands-on training to the students and employees at the academy in setting up the Solar System.

Students will also receive training in the benefits of renewable energy and the equipment needed for its generation.

RVA will also become a unique model for the Caribbean in being the first school to cover its electricity needs 100 per cent by sustainable energy.

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