US Virgin Islands: New 4.2 MW PV plant provides 5% of island’s base load capacity

first_imgUS Virgin Islands: New 4.2 MW PV plant provides 5% of island’s base load capacityAs part of its strategy to deploy more solar, WAPA has signed a 25-year solar power purchase agreement with Colorado-based Main Street Power for energy generated by the new solar installation. February 27, 2015 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and Main Street Power Company inaugurated a new solar power generation plant on the island of St. Thomas on Wednesday.Located in Estate Donoe, the new facility, which during testing peaked at 4.2 MW, will provide up to 5% of the island’s current base load capacity during daylight hours.WAPA CEO Hugo V. Hodge, Jr., said the addition of the solar farm and a similar installation on St. Croix that was dedicated in 2014 continued the authority’s effort to diversify its generation resources.”We are one of a handful of islands in the Caribbean region that can proudly say that we no longer depend on 100% fuel oil to generate electricity for our residents and businesses. 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