The Ministry for Gozo has been actively engaged in increasing the use of renewable energy in government buildings and social housing. The 92.32-kWp currently commissioned at the Ministry for Gozo (see picture) was- installed in three phases – in 2006 (10-kWp), in 2011(40.32-kWp) and in 2012 (42-kwP) and generates around 60% of the Ministry’s energy requirements.  In addition, the ERDF project Renewable Energy Facilities in Public Buildings in Gozo oversaw the installation of around 1,500 photovoltaic panels – for a total generating capacity of 401-kWp – on the rooftops of eight of Gozo’s public buildings. Finally, 230 photovoltaic panels were installed and commissioned on the rooftops of all fifteen apartment blocks at Ta’ Cawla Housing Estate. These panels are expected to cover the energy needs of around 28 Gozitan households.