Saint Lucia gov’t to implement renewable energy project in 2019

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — The government will be implementing a renewable energy project this year which it says will save taxpayers a significant amount of money.

The project will be done under the 2nd Cycle of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.

A statement from Shannon Lebourne, communications officer at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, said a number of projects will be undertaken. They include the construction of a solar carport equipped with electric vehicle charging stations and solar-powered streetlights at the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort.

Additionally, solar photo-voltaic systems will be installed at two schools on the island, allowing generation of electricity from the sun.

“Saint Lucia is grateful for the support received through the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, as we continue to promote the social and economic development of the island on the foundation of an sustainable energy sector,” Lebourne said in the statement.

On Saturday, January 12, Energy Minister Stephenson King delivered remarks at UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund 3rd Cycle Launch, a special event at the 9th Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in the United Arab Emirates.

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