Tender launched for 4.5 MW of solar in Barbados


Regional organization the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center has tendered for 4.5 MW of solar generation capacity and a 2 MW micro turbine plus other components for four Barbados Water Authority pumping stations.

The PV capacity will comprise two 2 MW projects and a 500 kW facility. Those three installations will power three pumping stations with the fourth connected to the micro turbine.

Bids can be submitted until March 31.

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Barbados hosted 24 MW of solar capacity at the end of 2018, according to International Renewable Energy Agency figures. Private utility BL&P has 256.6 MW of generation assets, 85% of them powered by heavy fuel oil and 15% diesel.

The nation aims to generate 29% of its electricity from renewables by 2029.

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