Barbados Olympic Association Inc.

BOA going ‘green’ with new solar carports

The New Carports at the BOA Headquarters This National Olympic Committee continued with its Sport and the Environment philosophy with […]


The New Carports at the BOA Headquarters

This National Olympic Committee continued with its Sport and the Environment philosophy with the installation of a solar carport. This carport boasts some 52 solar panels and allows for 10 shaded spots. The 15-kilowatt system will provide the Association with savings in excess of BDS$11,000 annually and will avoid approximately 20 barrels of oil having to be imported annually. This equates to over 6 tonnes of Co2 emissions every year.

When this project was presented to the IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, by President Steve Stoute and Secretary General Erskine Simmons, during a meeting in Lausanne, President Bach agreed to contribute approximately 90% of the cost of this project from his special fund, at the same time lauding the BOA for it’s continued green initiatives.