Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, SKELEC and Leclanché Participate in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Caribbean's Largest Solar Generation and Energy Storage System
BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis and YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, December 11, 2020 – Groundbreaking day on St. Kitts and Nevis! Shovels in the ground yesterday to mark the start of site preparation work for the Caribbean’s largest solar energy production and energy storage plant being built by Leclanché.
Pictured above (l to r): Clement J. Williams, General Manager, St. Kitts Electricity Co. (SKELEC); Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minster of St. Kitts & Nevis; Hon. Shawn K. Richards, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Energy et al; and Bryan Urban, Executive Vice President, Leclanché.
The $70 million landmark solar generation and storage project will provide between 30-35% of St. Kitts’ baseload energy needs for the next 20-25 years while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 740,000 metric tons. Construction and start-up will take approximately 18 months.