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Taiwan Financing Second Phase of St Kitts Solar Lighting Project

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 7, 2012

Above: newly-installed solar lights in St Kitts (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The government of Taiwan has handed over financing for the second phase of a street lighting project on highways in St Kitts.

Taiwanese Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis Miguel Tsao said the next phase of the project will install 120 solar-powered lights on the main road near the Newton Ground Agro-tourism Demonstration Farm.

“The first phase grid-powered LED street light project is one that demonstrates the seriousness with which the government of St Kitts and Nevis promotes green energy — higher energy efficiency and lower carbon-dioxide emission,” Tsao said during the handing over to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas.

“It is powered by solar panels, and is strategically located at a popular tourist site,” he said. “What is expected to be achieved with this second phase project is therefore a combination of solar power, agriculture and tourism.”

St Kitts and Taiawn have already installed 36 solar-powered lights along the Kim Collins highway, in partnership with the St Kitts Electricity Corporation and the Ministry of Energy.

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