EEP inaugurates solar panels and a wind mill for a Tilapia Farm in Belize


On July 29, 2014, representatives from the Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology, the Public Utilities Commission, personnel from the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development along with the Executive Director of the Central America Integration System (SICA), Regional Coordinator for the Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America and the Sarteneja Aquaculture and Development Association were in Sarteneja Village to inaugurate solar panels and a wind mill for a Tilapia Farm.

The project entitled “Electrification with the utilization of wind and solar energy for a new aquaculture farm in Sarteneja Village, mainly for the production of Tilapia” was as a result of hard work and dedication from the members of the Association with grant funding provided by the Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America.

The project has an installed capacity for 6.7 kilowatts produced by solar panels and 1.1 kilowatts from the windmill. The aquaculture farm is located some 2 miles on the outskirts of the village and is not serviced by the national grid. The energy produced at the farm will be used to freeze the products, aerate the ponds and to pump water into the tanks.

The EEP support these projects thanks to the cooperation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.



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