Renewable Energy in Barbuda

The government of Barbuda is making significant strides towards promoting environmental sustainability on the island with the introduction of a groundbreaking initiative. Reports indicate that a Hybrid Electricity Plant will soon be delivered to the government, with a handover ceremony scheduled for next month.

This innovative project involves the construction of a new electricity power station, a 720 kWp solar photovoltaic facility, and an 863 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery storage solution. The battery storage system is specifically designed to capture and regulate the electricity generated by the solar plant, ensuring a stable and reliable power supply.

The initiative is expected to boost the island’s renewable energy capacity, allowing it to meet 100% of its daytime power needs. Information Minister Melford Nicholas will lead a delegation to Barbuda for the official handover ceremony.

“This development is a result of the generous support from our partners in the UAE, who have been instrumental in helping Barbuda recover from the impact of the hurricane,” Nicholas stated.

Once operational, the plant will provide resilience and a consistent electricity supply during periods when solar power may not be available, such as at night.

“In order to enhance the infrastructure, we have also taken steps to bury a significant portion of the overhead wires underground,” Nicholas added.

Overall, this initiative marks a significant step towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future for Barbuda.

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