||On the roof of the Senate of the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, 700 solar panels are being installed, whose generation will contribute to the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI).
The system, made up of 700 photovoltaic panels, will have a generation capacity of 264 kWh per day, equivalent, according to the press office of the Dominican Upper House, "to the electrical energy that would be consumed by 112 average homes in the nation and to planting 8,700 trees annually, in addition to reducing 285 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year”.
The solar installation is expected to allow a reduction of close to 30 percent of the Senates electricity bill.
According to the president of that chamber, Eduardo Estrella, "an entire building already has them installed and in the other the installation of the solar energy system is being completed to complete the two buildings that house the Senate of the Republic." Estrella added that "everything that has been done has been with the Senates own budget, and I believe that it is not an expense but an investment."
The solar panels, according to the information, have been acquired through a public bidding process for the supply, installation, training and start-up.