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Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy

Key Indicators

The USVI contains abundant renewable solar and wind energy resources, as well as sites in St. Croix Renaissance Park with high potential for solar panels and wind turbines. 

Additionally, biomass, landfill gas, and waste-to-energy are all plentiful in USVI and could be excellent renewable sources of dispatchable energy.

Two electricity grids, one each on the two main islands, each with its generating facilities, managed by WAPA, an independent governmental agency.

With 175 MW of generating capacity, the St. Thomas electric system, with about 175 megawatts of generating capacity, supplies electricity to St. Thomas, St. John Island, and Water Island by underwater cables. With 150 MW of capacity, the St. Croix system supplies St. Croix. 

The electric systems on both islands backup generation capacity and reserves due to lower power demand than their generating capacities.

The USVI has 8 MW of installed large-scale solar power generating capacity. 

Renewable energy

Overview

The United States Virgin Islands is making significant strides in embracing renewable energy, with a particular focus on sources aligned with the blue economy. Harnessing the abundant Caribbean sunlight, solar energy initiatives stand out as a cornerstone of the USVI's commitment to sustainability. The islands actively invest in solar infrastructure, fostering a clean and resilient energy ecosystem. By leveraging solar power and other blue economy-centric sources, the USVI is not only reducing its environmental footprint but also advancing towards a more sustainable future, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and promote eco-friendly practices in the energy sector.

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Areas to Contribute to Growth

Opportunities for Contributing to Economic Expansion

Solar

Wind

Tidal

Wave

Biomass

Waste

Companies

Sunnova

Sunnova

Sunnova Energy is a leading residential solar and energy storage service provider operating across the United States and its territories. Founded in 2012, Sunnova offers solar and battery storage solutions, providing homeowners with reliable and affordable renewable energy options. With a focus on customer satisfaction and innovative technology, Sunnova continues to expand its presence in the clean energy market.

Advance Power

Advance Power

Advance Power designs, builds, and operates wind turbine installations to produce electric power in USVI. The company has teamed up with LEITWIND, an Italian wind turbine manufacturer, to implement installations in St. Thomas to assist in wind power generation.

How the Economic Development Authority
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