The Dutch Ministry of economic affairs and climate (EZK) has announced that a 4.1 MW solar park has been commissioned on the island of Sint Eustatius, in the Caribbean Netherlands.
The project, which was entirely financed by the Dutch government, is combined with 5.9 MWh of battery storage. The EZK also claims that the new solar facility will help reduce the use of diesel power generators by nearly half.
The solar park is expected to provide around 46% of the island’s annual power demand thanks to an estimated output of 6.4 GWh. The installation, the government specified, is currently the Netherlands’ second largest operational PV plant.
The Caribbean Netherlands consists of three islands located in the Caribbean Sea, which are Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba. Total population amounts to around 24,000 inhabitants, while the total area of the three islands covers 322 km2.