In the course of the last months, the Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has underlined its pioneering role in terms of a sustainable development through numerous renewable energy projects. The upcoming start of construction of two sun2live installations for the company Caricement Antigua Ltd. once again contri butes to a sustainable power generation with the target to reduce costs arising from imported fossil fuel and pollution caused by diesel generators.
PV Energy, the UK-based clean energy provider, will shortly start the construction of two sun2live solar installations on the premises of the Antiguan cement company Caricement Antigua Ltd. Through the connection of one 35.7 kWp roof-mounted and one 15.3 kWp ground-mounted installation, the company aims to shave off their energy needs from the grid in order to reduce its dependence on expensive and polluting fuel sources. While at the moment the energy required to run the company’s machinery and air conditioning devices is produced by polluting diesel generators, the sun2live systems will deliver clean and reliable energy. By generating 72,100 kWh of solar energy per year and therefore saving more than 50,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions in the same period, this project could be a showcase for o ther branches of Caricement aiming to abandon the usage of environment-unfriendly and cost-intensive fossil fuels.
Alongside the projects realised together with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, such as the large-scale utilities at the Airport (3 MWp) and in the Bethesda area (4 MWp), and the equipment of public buildings with sun2roof installations, PV Energy thus also supports Antiguan companies to benefit from the extremely good climatic conditions and make the switch from polluting fossil fuels towards a clean and renewable energy supply possible.