The Caribbean twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda has been exploring renewable energy development to gain energy independence and to meet its emissions target, and has found a willing partner in British solar firm PV Energy. The company has already completed a number of solar projects across the two islands, and is now helping the government find the best energy storage units to compliment the large-scale installations.
On the utility-scale side, PV Energy has already completed the installations of a 3 MWp ground-mounted facility at the V.C. Bird International Airport Antigua and has begun construction of a 4 MWp solar plant in the Bethesda area of the island.
Additionally, the company recently signed a contract with the government of Antigua and Barbuda to supply 10 MWp of solar facilities to the islands. An agreement to equip over 50 schools and public building with PV roof top installation is also within this contract. To date, 12 schools have been supplied with PV Energys sun2roof installations.
In a bid to gain yet further energy independence, by improving grid stability, the government has also enlisted PV Energys help to find the most suitable energy storage technology to work alongside the large-scale solar arrays. So far, the country has received four bids from companies based in Germany, France and the U.S. for energy storage units.