PICRC takes steps to become energy independent
May 24, 2016 (Koror) Palau Coral Reef Research Center Board of Directors approved a plan to make the Center energy independent by investing in a renewable energy program, a rooftop solar power generation system.
Once installed, the solar system will be able to meet the energy needs of the Center and in essence, make the Center energy independent. Taking advantage of Palau’s Net Metering Act, the Center would be able to generate twice the power it needs during the day, with the excess generated going to the grid. In the evening, the Center will use the power from the grid that was deposited during the day.