St. Lucia 3 MW solar plant 90% complete, begins feeding power to grid

Just shy of fifteen thousand solar panels, the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) 3MW Solar Farm in La Tourney, Vieux Fort is now feeding solar energy into the island’s electricity grid. This is the island’s first utility-scale solar farm. As of April 11, the entire 3 MW was online, producing its maximum output. Project Director, LUCELEC’s Acting Planning Manager Cornelius Edmund, is pleased with the progress. “The project is about 90% complete, he said. “The contractor is currently putting the finishing touches such as communication and security equipment, completing the fencing, drainage and service-road works and site clean-up. They’re also conducting all the pre-commissioning tests.  We want to ensure that everything is working as it should before the project is commissioned and handed over to LUCELEC,” he explained. The solar farm’s estimated completion date is mid-June.