Future technology lights up the past

| 30/01/2009

(CNS): The pathways around the Mission House, the historic reconstruction of an 18th century Caymanian home in Bodden Town, have brought a touch of future technology as they are lit by solar powered security lights. Hoping to expand the solar project further in the future this small step towards a greener approach will also reduce the running costs for the National Turst.

The lights were switched on last week by the Governor Stuart ?jack at a small ceremony where Frank Roulstone the National Trust General Manager explained that the Governor had assisted in getting  funding for the project through the Overseas Territories Programme Fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The solar system was designed and installed by Electratech and Winston Ford built the associated infrastructure. The lamps chosen by Denise Bodden the historic programmes manager, although not necessarily a replica of those that might have been used during the period, are environmentally friendly and designed to offer very low light pollution.

Roulstone told the small audience gathered for the official ‘switching on that the solar system was expandable and as funds became available the trust would seek to install more panels and lessen the Mission House’s dependence on costly diesel generated electricity.

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