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Government commissions first solar powered community computer lab

Minister of Science Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley (right) is all smiles as he is joined by Chairman of the USF Board of Directors Robert Lawrence in surveying the solar panels installed as part of the recently commissioned ‘The Link- Sterling Castle’ project. The 9 kilowatt system will provide electricity for the computer lab and the excess energy generated will be sold back to the grid.

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The Ministry of Science Energy and Technology on Wednesday commissioned its first solar powered community computer laboratory.

Located in Sterling Castle, St. Andrew, the facility enables community members to access the internet and other Information Communication Technology Services at no cost.

The Internet Café, dubbed ‘The Link – Sterling Castle’, was made possible through a partnership with the Universal Service Fund (USF), an agency of the Ministry, and the Flow Foundation.

Read the full article online on Loop Jamaica