Ryan Bent wins Jamaica Solar Challenge

Winner Ryan Bent (right) collects his award from Jamaica PM, Andrew Holness as Solar Head of State Director James Ellsmoor looks on (Photo via Jamaica Observer)
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Jamaican youth showcase creativity in renewable energy competition

(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release), October 18, 2018 – Solar Head of State, a nonprofit that helps world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings, has announced the winners of the Jamaica Solar Challenge, a competition that invites young people from across the country to create innovative communication projects and educate their communities about the benefits of renewable energy. A video about the Jamaica Solar Challenge and the winning entry is available here.

Awards were presented by the Most Hon. Prime Minister Andrew Holness during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, which has recently commissioned its high-efficiency, state-of-the-art solar PV array. The solar installation demonstrates Jamaica’s commitment to a 50% renewable energy transition for electricity generation by 2030.

Students and participants were provided with guidelines to design projects that inspire their communities to recognize and learn about the benefits of solar power. The many submissions received have taken a variety of forms, whether written, displayed, or performed. The winning projects, awarded with prizes, were able to demonstrate creativity and ability to communicate effectively and with originality the advantages of adopting renewable energy sources for Jamaicans.

Read more at: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

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