Five renewable energy projects to watch in the Caribbean

Saint Lucia solar installation. Image: Rocky Mountain Institute via New Energy Events
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New Energy Events highlights five Caribbean renewable energy projects they’re keeping an eye on. They are:

Paradise Park, 37 MW Solar PV, Jamaica
Developer: Eight Rivers Energy Company

The largest solar plant in the Caribbean is exected to come online in mid-2018. At the time of signing, the 8.54 US cents/kWh PPA was the cheapest source of electricity in Jamaica, and set records for the lowest priced solar energy in the Caribbean…

Green Barbuda, 800 kW solar + 800 kWh lithium-ion battery, Antigua and Barbuda 
Developer: Not yet selected

In the wake of the outright devastation of Irma, Antigua and Barbuda inked an agreement with the United Arab Emirates to build a $3.1 million solar and storage plant on Barbuda via a grant from the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund. The project marks an important first step in Barbuda’s reconstruction…

1 MW solar car park and EV charging station, Bahamas
Developer: Not yet selected

The signing ceremony between the Bahamas government and the United Arab Emirates took place in November of last year; a decision on the EPC contractor is expected imminently. Upon completion, the 1 MW solar parking canopy will generate nearly 30% of the facility’s electricity demand and provide quick-charging stations for electric vehicles…

LUCELEC 3 MW solar PV, St. Lucia
Developer: GRUPOTEC

Island utility, LUCELEC, and Spanish solar developer, GRUPOTEC, signed a contract for the project in June 2017, and held the groundbreaking ceremony in September. The solar farm will be the first utility-scale renewable energy project for the small island, and will generate 1.3% of electricity demand. The project developers anticipate commissioning by June 2018…

Herradura 1, 51 MW wind farm, Cuba
Developer: Renewable Energy Sources Investment Company (EDIFRE)

More than a decade since experts began conducting tests at this site, the largest wind farm in Cuba will be constructed this year. Goldwind Science and Technology Co., a Chinese-based global supplier of wind turbines will supply the project with 34 1.5 MW wind turbines.

Read more in the full article at New Energy Events.

[Image: Rocky Mountain Institute via New Energy Events]

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