Mission House goes solar

The Bodden Town Mission House, an historic piece of Cayman’s past has gone solar.

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The Governor Mr. Stuart Jack along with Mission House contact manager Jamie Azan. Photo: Jewel Levy

This makes it the first of Cayman’s preserved site to use this type of renewable energy, said National Trust Caroline Key.

The solar system designed and installed by Electra Tech will operate at no cost to the national Trust except for routine maintenance.

It is also designed for future expansion. If funds are available, the system can be expanded to other areas of the Mission House, lessening the cost of electricity.

Governor Stuart Jack along with Mission House contact manager Jaime Azan unveiled the solar system in front of a small gathering Wednesday evening.

National Trust members thanked the Governor for making the solar project possible to which funding was made available through the Overseas Territories Program Fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Government.

The Mission House is a reconstruction of an 18th Century Caymanian home destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

The property is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm. Contact manager Jaime Azan can be reached at 947-5805 for more information.