Guyanese companies going solar

Minister Patterson looks at Diamond Land Use Map as DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo makes a point and DDL Finance Comptroller Vasuedo Singh looks on. Image: Guyana Ministry of Public Infrastructure via Stabroek News

Guyanese rum producer Demerara Distillers Ltd is planning to construct a solar farm to power its operations:

Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure and rum producer Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have agreed to change the use of several areas at Diamond, in East Bank Demerara, where the company and ministry are separately involved in big development projects.

“Among DDL’s expansion plans are the construction of a new packaging facility, a new headquarters building [and] the establishment of a solar farm for energy generation…” the ministry said.

Earlier this year, food and beverage company Banks DIH Ltd also announced plans to  expand its use of solar energy:

In order to cut costs and preserve the environment, Banks DIH Limited will be investing heavily in the acquisition of solar energy panels for its operations, according to its Chairman and Managing Director, Clifford Reis.

Reis made this announcement at the Company’s 62nd Annual General Meeting on Saturday at Thirst Park, Georgetown.

“Our focus for the new financial year (2018) will be further investments in solar energy, an initiative which was tested and introduced in 2017 at our Main Street Qik Serv Restaurant… Your company operates within the principles of sustainability, so as to ensure the health and safety of its employees, and to reduce the impact to the environment… Our plans to invest in solar energy panels as an alternative energy source is intended to save costs and preserve our environment,” Reis told stakeholders.

Sources: PV Magazine and the Guyana Times.

[Image: Guyana Ministry of Public infrastructure via Stabroek News]

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