Grenada to Power Reverse Osmosis Plants With Solar Energy


Above: construction work on the new plants (Photo: GG)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Grenada is constructing solar power plants to generate electricity for a pair of new planned reverse osmosis plants on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The project, which is costing around $2.1 million USD, is being funded by the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development and the European Union Global Alliance for Climate Change programme, while Grenada Electricity Services and Grenada’s National Water and Sewage Authority are assisting with the project.

Mark Bynoe, environment economist at the CARICOM Climate Change Centre, said the plants would each produce around 150 kilowatts per hour of electricity.

In a statement, the government said Monday that “significant” progress was being made on the plants, which were announced earlier this year.

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