Jamaican airport installing 1 MW solar rooftop

One of Jamaica’s largest airports is building a 1 MW solar plant, with plans to increase to 3 MW. MBJ Airports Limited, which manages Sangster International Airport, SIA, expects to reduce its electricity bill by 11 percent through a US$1.2 million solar energy project.

MBJ Airports said the 1 MW solar plant would be installed on the main departure terminal or eastern concourse roof. Over time, the airport plans to increase solar capacity to 3 MW building solar panels on the parking area, reducing its energy bill by 33 percent.

Derillion Energy Jamaica Limited, which won the contract for the 1MW project, is a consortium of Reil Energy from Jamaica and Aten Group from the United Kingdom. It began working last month and is expected to complete the job in eight months.