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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.

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



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