Connect with WINN FM

Unit C24, The Sands Complex
Newtown Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I.

St. Kitts power grid now being fed by green energy

Solar panels mounted close to the ground and at an angle designed to best withstand rain and hurricane force winds

St. Kitts and online cialis canada Nevis (WINN):  The public electricity grid on St. Kitts is for the first time being supplied with energy from a renewable source, a one megawatt solar farm at the RLB Airport.

A joint venture between the governments of online cheap tramadol next day shipping St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan, the St. Christopher Air and Seaports Authority (SCASPA), the SIDF and SKELEC, the plant was constructed to provide electricity to SCASPA.

Speaking at the official opening of the solar farm on the eve of Independence Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr. Denzil explained that the theaidg.com plant would produce more energy per year than SCASPA needed for its operations.

Constructed in about six months by Taiwanese company SpeechTech, the 2.5 million US dollar investment in the farm is expected to save SCASPA in the region of US$800,000.00 annually, while reducing the debt that the authority has accumulated, as a result of infrastructural investment.

Lucas Chiu the General Manager of SpeechTech said Wednesday that the plant – under warranty for twenty five years - would pay for itself in about five.

The solar panels are mounted close to stonetemplepilots.com the ground and at an angle them allows them to better stand up to hurricane force wind and rain, and the reinforced concrete base is designed to withstand 3000 lbs of pressure per square inch.  A cable connects the system to the internet and to feed information into a database to monitor the only now performance of buy cheap prednisone the plant.

The panels, which are mounted on the northern side of the airport runway, are according to viagra sale online Mr. Chi, designed to be aesthetically pleasing; they bear lettering which reads ‘Welcome to St.  Kitts,’ which is visible from the air.

Speedtech opened a solar energy factory in St. Kitts in June, which expects to export solar panels and other solar applications throughout the Caribbean.

 Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Top Local Stories

Most Read - September 2014

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Uncovered, blocked drains in Half Way Tree a concern (Video included)

Friday 3rd October, 2014 Hits:10088

Staff Writer

***UPDATED*** Shooting at Hospital Leaves One Injured, Several Traumatised

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 Hits:7152

Toni Frederick

Cabinet ministers comment on buy doxycycline 31 years of independence

Sunday 14th September, 2014 Hits:4508

Andre Huie

UPDATE: MV Lady Mignonne Capsizes

Friday 12th September, 2014 Hits:3707

Staff Writer

No Emergency In Emergency Sitting Of Parliament

Wednesday 17th September, 2014 Hits:3372

Ken Richards

ECCB Management Accused of Autocratic Behavior

Friday 26th September, 2014 Hits:3330

Ken Richards

Contract Of Police Commissioner Being Renewed

Monday 1st September, 2014 Hits:3232

Ken Richards

First set of buy propecia online cheap pharmacy Triplets born at JNF in several years

Wednesday 10th September, 2014 Hits:3165

Andre Huie

Police blotter: Ellia Jeffers remanded, escapee surrenders

Saturday 13th September, 2014 Hits:3147

Staff Writer

***UPDATED*** Independence Announcements: Increased Minimum Wage and only now Pension, Pre-SKELEC Electricity Arrears Wiped Out

Friday 19th September, 2014 Hits:3144

Toni Frederick

Commission and AG File Cross Appeal in Boundaries Change Case

Thursday 2nd October, 2014 Hits:3139

Ken Richards

Brantley: Removal of Secession Clause is Matter for the People to Decide

Wednesday 1st October, 2014 Hits:3025

Ken Richards

Three Caribbean hotels listed on “ten hotels from hell"

Wednesday 10th September, 2014 Hits:2896

Ken Richards

Cotton Ground Man Charged With Teen's Murder

Monday 15th September, 2014 Hits:2796

Toni Frederick





WW Episode 22

LISTEN AGAIN

 - WINN FM Evening News - 16th Oct., 2014

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

 

- Inside the News - Saturday 11th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- The Bigger Picture with Ken Richards 12th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

-The Operating Room 7th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.