Foreigners getting better breaks?
LOCAL ADVOCATES of the solar energy industry feel that they are being sidelined when it comes to getting permission to embark on large projects.
This was the consensus during a town hall meeting held by Canadian energy company Deltro Group to discuss its plans to lease 70 acres of land at Waterford Plantation to construct a 20-megawatt solar farm. The event was held at the National Conservation Commission, Codrington, recently.
Managing director of Solar Watt Systems, Joshua Hunte, said he had been trying to get a licence for a solar project and questioned Deltro on how they were going about getting permission.
“I also have an application in for a system, not of this size, but I cannot get one. So I would like to know if you have one, how did you get it?” Hunte asked. (LK)
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