Bermuda solar farm proves resilience after hurricane

A new solar power farm installed on a peninsula at LF Wade International Airport has already proved strong enough to survive a hurricane.

The 24,000 solar panels covering almost 19 acres on land known as “The Finger” were partially in place when Hurricane Humberto struck last September, but they survived undamaged.

Saturn Solar Developments, which was responsible for the solar array, said it had been constructed to cope with the problems of sea salt spray, heat and humidity, storms and hurricanes.

Its parent company, Canadian-based Saturn Power, added: “We certainly took into account the unique local environmental challenges when designing and constructing this project, including the potential for higher wind speeds, island humidity and corrosion.