The Bahamas is getting a 3 MW solar park next year, with construction slated to begin this summer. The Grand Bahama Power Company’s first utility-scale solar energy project will be built on 11 acres of industrial land near its generation plant on West Sunrise Highway. The $5 million project is expected to be commissioned in Spring 2019. David McGregor, GBPC president, and COO indicated that a second solar energy park would be built at the University of Bahamas-North to provide energy to the campus and customers in that eastern area.
Our goal along with UB is to allow the campus to develop as a regional, renewable energy education centre,” he said. GBPC is keen on increasing its renewable energy portfolio, work on economic development energy rate which will be made available to business and investors on Grand Bahama to help attract and retain business here that will ultimately aid in growing the island’s economy.”