The Bahamas to launch ambitious solar program

The Government of The Bahamas’ intention to launch “an ambitious, solarization programme” in The Bahamas over the next five years is expected to result in numerous benefits for The Bahamas as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) as well as assist in slowing adverse effects of climate change which include more extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis said the Government, through its Sustainable Nassau Project (in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank – IDB) will “better integrate Smart Technology” to ensure that Bahamians use less energy in public buildings, schools and for street lighting.

“As a low-lying nation chain, our development strategies must be smart and sustainable,” Prime Minister Minnis said. “Eighty per cent of the landmass in The Bahamas will be threatened by a one meter rise in the sea level.

“Even as we urge the larger nations of the world to reduce their enormous carbon footprint, and to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to mitigate the effects of Climate Change, we must play our part in developing sustainable energy,” Prime Minister Minnis added.