3 MW solar+storage system completed in Antigua


GOAB and PV Energy have commissioned a 3 MW solar PV and energy storage system on the southwest shoulder of the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua. It was completed in just three months’ time, said the U.K. energy company, and is expected to cover almost all of the airport’s energy needs.

In addition to the ground-mounted solar plant – comprised of 12,000 polycrystalline PV panels – The meeco Group’s Group’s small-to-medium scale distributed solar and energy storage solution, sun2live, has been installed. "This all-in-one converter/inverter/storage provides backup power to the solar installations safety and monitoring system during night-time to bridge interruptions of the grid," said PV Energy in a statement released.

Overall, PV Energy and GOAB have signed an agreement to deploy 10 MW of solar across the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda. In September, the two parties concluded an EPC contract for a number of ground-mounted and rooftop PV plants to be installed in the next year. They will all include The meeco Group’s sun2live or sun2roof energy storage solutions.

While details are not available for all of the remaining 7 MW, PV Energy said a 1 MW system will be installed within the premises of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), and further 2 MW are planned for rooftop installations on Antigua’s government-owned buildings such as ministries, schools and hospitals.