Demonstration of the Feasibility of Solar Energy in Sustainable Aquaculture to Address High Costs in Conventionally Produced Electricity
* To demonstrate the feasibility of alternative energy systems to other aquaculture producers as a means to reduce energy costs, which comprise 40% of production costs.
*Promote Sustainable Agriculture practices with planned field and media days and proposed workshops.
With regards to this project, we have accomplished the following:
* Prepared the site
* Ordered solar panels and Tilapia fry
* Put together the plumbing
* Prepared wiring
* Ordered and stocked Tilapia feed
* Installed solar panels on the roof of second story building and connected the necessary wiring to the deep cycle batteries
* Stocked tanks with Tilapia
* Collected Data
* Combine field and media days and conduct them on the same day, November 20, 2010.
* Conduct workshops on December 20 on Saipan, December 21 on Tinian and December 23 on Rota. Printed materials will be distributed at these workshops.
Impacts and Contributions/Outcomes
Aquaculture Specialist/Technical Advisor
Northern Marianas College CREES
P.O. Box 501250
Saipan, MP 96950
Office Phone: 6702345498