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World Bank Funded Solar Photo Voltaic Demonstration Project 

Project Details

Objective: Demonstrate the use of commercial scale Photo Voltaic (PV) systems in SVG through a pilot project and disseminate the results throughout the Caribbean region

Solar PV Capacity: 200 kW

Location: Saint Vincent and Grenadines Community College Department of Technical and Vocational Education

Project Value: USD 600K

Business Model: Buy-All, Sell-All


Impact (Benefits)

Lower Electricity Prices: SVG Community College expected to save USD 525,000 over a 10 year period

Environmental Benefits: expected to reduce 3,090 MWh and approximately 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 10 years (equivalent to taking 460 cars off the road for 1 year)

Enhance SVG’s Energy Security & Energy Resilience

Lessons learned will be used to promote scaling-up


* Buy-all, sell-all is similar to Net Billing but the solar PV project exports all the electricity it produces to the grid (utility). The project site purchases all its electricity from the grid at the retail electricity rate but receives a credit for the solar PV power it exports to the grid (sold at a rate lower than the purchased retail rate to allow the utility to recover fixed costs associated with grid operation).