Friday, August 9, 2019

The Bahamas Launches Family Islands Solarization Program

Bahamians install solar panels on a rooftop. | Image: Eleuthera News

State-owned utility Bahamas Power & Light (BPL), with support from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Carbon War Room’s Islands Energy Program, recently launched the Family Islands solar energy program and issued a competitive request for proposal (RFP) to develop projects on four islands: Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera and Inagua. The islands were chosen due to projected increases in energy demand, according to BPL. Project developers need to provide complete solar energy systems solutions that encompass development, financing, ownership, operations and maintenance.  Read more >>