It has taken four months longer than anticipated, but they have done it.Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), which focuses heavily on sustainable living, is now on 100 per cent renewable electricity.
"We welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about solar and renewable energy solutions as well as ecological farming," she said.
RVA estimates that the savings earned from switching to 100 per cent renewable energy would recoup the overall investment in less than four years.
RVA had hoped to achieve 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, solar power in particular, by May 2019, but experienced some challenges in meeting that deadline.
The move falls under its 10-year programme, The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference (CCCP) 2012 – 2021.
Under the programme, the institution has trained hundreds of students to take action as well as inform thousands of people globally on the effects of global warming and climate change.
The programme was launched after a drought at the beginning of 2010 followed by Hurricane Tomas late that year and flash floods in 2011.
Herberg said that having the school transition to the use of 100 per cent renewable energy aligns with the energy policy for the government of SVG, which is pivoting to more renewable energy.