Lethem solar farm to be constructed soon

Advancing government’s plan to equip the Rupununi and outlying areas with reliable energy access by 2020, a $565 million one-megawatt solar farm is to soon be constructed in Lethem.

The Lethem Solar Farm is expected to supplement the town’s diesel-based electricity supply, and is anticipated to lead to Lethem being able to fully operate on renewable energy within the next two and a half years, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson related.

According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the farm’s construction will begin upon approval of the plan from an International Tender, and is expected to be completed within a year…..

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