Nation saving with solar power
Barbados should be making a $1.3 billion saving on its fuel bills by 2029.
According to Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss, that’s possible if the island succeeds in using renewable energy sources such as the wind and sun for 29 per cent of its electricity needs.
The goal of raising green energy usage from a small fraction is part of Government’s ambitious draft energy policy.
Inniss spoke of the target yesterday when the Nation Publishing Co. Limited launched its 100 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at its Fontabelle, St Michael complex.
“The objectives of the [Government’s energy] policy include the indicative target of having about 29 per cent of all electricity consumption in Barbados being produced from renewable energy sources by 2029 and a 22 per cent reduction in electricity consumption by this date,” Inniss told the gathering. (TY)