San José, Nov 5 (EFE) .- Guyana seeks to promote greater generation of electricity with clean sources through a solar panel project that has the support of international organizations, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) reported this Friday .
The initiative, carried out through the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Works and the Guyana Energy and Lighting Company, consists of the installation of a network of solar panels at the headquarters shared by IICA and the Organization of American States. (OEA).
The project has financial and technical support from the OAS, IICA and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), and is constituted as a pilot plan to expand the use of renewable energies in the Caribbean region, explained IICA in a statement.
“The launch of this service shows that this is the right direction for our country and a step towards our low-carbon future. Renewable and clean energies play a fundamental role in promoting economic development, energy security, job creation and poverty alleviation in the most effective way, while contributing to the mitigation of climate change ”, he said in the statement the Prime Minister of Guyana, Mark Phillips
Guyana’s Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha commented that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing society and that clean energy can be a boost for the agricultural sector.
“The food production chain requires the application of renewable energy, technologies for better processing and value-added activities for farmers, which can translate into a strong national industry. Rural areas can take advantage of this renewable energy to develop the agricultural sector and add value to the production of our agriculture ”, emphasized Mustapha.
According to government information, Guyana generates around 25% of its electricity from renewable sources and its goal is to reach 90% by 2050.
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