Hampton goes green

Oct 26, 2013 Full story: The Gleaner

IN AN effort to limit its overall contribution to climate change, the Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, is now opting to integrate renewable sources of energy into its electricity supply.

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#1 Oct 26, 2013
Not sure of the solar component (but being Jamaica I can expect that to be even better than wind) but a comparitive installation at Munro gives some idea of the economics.

"The project is estimated to cost US$9 million with
projected annual fuel savings of US$1.7
million (at 2008 fuel prices)."

So with a 20 year life, that project would pay off in as little as five years.

A very good thing for Jamaica which is exposed to the rising cost of importing fossil fuels, while having all sorts of wind and solar energy going to waste..

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