Residents of Guyana will be benefiting from reliable electricity supply after the installation of a 5.2-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar PV system.

The installation of the 5.2-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar PV systems will help reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase the reliability of electricity supply.

About 35,000 people are expected to benefit from the initiative.

Also, 120 jobs will be created throughout the project lifecycle.

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin, the projects selected this year will contribute towards meeting national energy access targets and will transform lives for the better.

The projects he said, will help reduce poverty, and enable income-generating activities.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Pattersosn, attends sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility in UAE.

He added that it will ensure that electricity is provided to healthcare facilities and educational institutions, which will create jobs, empower women, and strengthen local communities.

The systems will be funded through a recently approved low cost loan of US$8M from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and IRENA.

Some other selected countries to benefit from the project are Liberia and Togo.