Peter Island, BVI Turns to Wind Power

Peter Island, BVI has announced plans to purchase and install of two 250 kW wind turbines on a southeast facing ridge of the island. Peter Island is located five miles south of Tortola.   It is anticipated two turbines will provide in excess of 60% of the peak load energy requirements on the island.   The proposed installation date is January 2010.Wind_turbines

The Peter Island Wind Project, the first commercial wind turbine installation in the British territory, will save more than 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year or approximately $250,000 annually.

Tim Currey, RA, NCARB, Director of Special Projects, URS Corporation states, “The Peter Island Wind Turbine Project will be a shining example of sustainability in the Caribbean environment. The project is a ‘win-win’ for all; The environment, Peter Island, the Resort and the entire BVI community. We are thrilled to be a part of this process.”

The wind turbine model selected is a WES30 Mk1 Hybrid from Netherlands-based, Wind Energy Solutions (WES). The turbine installation will be coordinated by Wolverine Power Solutions of Zeeland, MI and Kraus-Manning, Inc. (KMI) – Tortola will handle the Construction Management scheduling and services. Additional connectivity and controls design will be coordinated by Atlantic Controls based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2009