Grenada Launches Solar Power Program

According to the statement, the project on the island of Carriacou (north) will reduce the cost of electricity and greenhouse gas emissions.

Grenada launched a solar energy program worth more than five million USD, as part of the sustainable development projects in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said the government.

The program includes a wind farm and energy storage system that will supply between 40 and 60 percent of the population of the island, also known as the Land of the Reef.

Several CARICOM countries recently have expressed a willingness to advocate the use of natural energy sources.

Last week, the government of Jamaica called the private sector to promote the use of wind energy as a mechanism to reduce oil imports and promote investment.

Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana made a study of land to locate favorable sites for settlement of mill generators.

Meanwhile, the Community will hold the Third Sustainable Energy Forum from next Thursday in St. Kitts and Nevis, which will focus on promoting the development, integration and investment in this sector.

A statement from the organization reports that the event, which will conclude on Friday, seeks to coordinate policies on energy integration, and promote the use of sustainable sources of electricity.