Mar 21 Construction Set to Begin on Solar Farm at St Kitts Airport Renewable energy, Taiwan, St. Kitts, Robert L. Bradshaw Airport, Solar Farm, Dr. Earl Asim Martin, Ambassador Miguel Tsao



Construction is set to begin of a solar farm at Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts.

The project is a collaboration between St Kitts and Nevis and the government of Taiwan, which has donated $1 million in funding.

"Today is the beginning of a new phase for both countries cooperation in renewable energy," said Taiwan Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis Miguel Tsao.

"Taiwan would like to share this cutting - edge industry with St. Kitts and Nevis, the most important partner and diplomatic allied country of Taiwan."

Tsao spoke following a brief handover ceremony on Wednesday, saying renewable energy had become a global trend.

"We see the green economy, not only as the area of renewable energy, but as a means of providing new opportunities for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis," said Energy Minister Dr Earl Asim Martin.

The aim of the project is to make the airport a self-reliant green airport. It is projected to produce 1 megawatt of solar power.

It's the latest green energy partnership between St Kitts and Taiwan - from solar lighting on the country's main highway to panels at government headquarters in Basseterre.

Source: http://www.caribjournal.com/2013/03/21/construction-set-to-begin-on-solar-farm-at-st-kitts-airport/