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BL&P hoping to save $10m with solar plant

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

BL&P hoping to save $10m with solar plant

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THE SUN WILL BE CONTRIBUTING to the electricity in a number of homes as the Barbados Light & Power’s solar panel plant comes on line by the end of next month.

The 42-acre, 44 000-panel site is projected to save the electricity company $10 million in fuel costs annually, said director of operations, Johann Greaves. He was speaking to the SUNDAY SUN as he gave an update of the Trents, St Lucy project.

He said the project, started in 2015, was budgeted to cost $43 million, $11 million of which will be spent on local labour, contractors and materials. He said at least 70 per cent of the solar panels have so far been installed and the remainder would be in place in about two weeks’ time. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.