The Bahamas Just Installed a New Solar Park

bahamas solar parkBahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis surveys the new park.

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Continuing a push toward green energy, The Bahamas just installed a new solar park at its Thomas A. Robinson national stadium.

The new park, which also includes a carport and two electric vehicle charging stations, was developed under a joint United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.

It is a 925-kilowatt plant, according to the government, which is looking to derive 30 percent of its nationwide energy usage from green sources by 2030.

The plant is expected to replace the equivalent of 310,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.

“Our vision is to deliver world-class renewable energy technology to meet the needs of a developing and expanding 21st century economy,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. “The energy generated from these solar panels will feed into our national grid, and as I understand it, will offset some of the electricity usage of neighboring schools.”