The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) seeks to build a solar farm in Goshen, St. Elizabeth to provide power to its main campus.
The revelation came from the University President, Dr Lincoln Edwards, during the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Social Good Summit held at the NCU Gymnatorium on Monday, October 1.
“We have 1,200 acres of land… we will be building there a large solar farm. An 80-acre solar farm that will provide energy. Green clean energy to the Northern Caribbean University campus,” he said.
This step to explore green energy is a wider push by the university to explore innovative ideas that will not harm the environment.
Social Good Summit is held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week. The event brought together the four Universities that operate in Jamaica: The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, University of Technology (UTECH) and NCU. The main focus of the event is to showcase the innovative ideas of the universities in attendance that will help Jamaica to reach Vision 2030.