Increased use of sustainable energy at the Ministry for Gozo
From January to June 2012, the photovoltaic panels system installed on the Ministry for Gozo roofs have generated around 40,000 units of electricity. With this installation, the Ministry is generating around 30% of all the energy demand from all the departments, offices and other sections operating within this administrative building or the equivalent energy consumption of 20 families in a year.
This is the result of an initiative taken by the Ministry for Gozo some years back when a 10kWp photovoltaic system had been installed.
This was the first initiative of this sort implemented by a government entity. It was agreed that the savings resulting from reduced electricity consumption would be re-invested in more panels in order to increase the sustainable use of alternative sources. After the installation of more panels during the beginning of this year, the yield capacity quadrupled. By the end of 2012, the photovoltaic system installed is generating 60% of the electricity consumption with the installation of more panels on the roofs of the Ministry for Gozo.
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