The Solar PV Plant project in Antigua and Barbuda involves the construction of an 800 kW plant to reduce the dependence on conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and diesel through generating electricity from renewable and clean sources. Aligned with the "Green Barbuda" Plan of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, the project seeks to accelerate sustainable development, create job opportunities and empower women to work in renewable energy sector.
The project aims to promote economic development in Antigua and Barbuda through supporting its strategic objective of increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s electricity mix to 20% by 2018. It also seeks to produce nearly 7-10 megawatts of electrical power from hybrid (solar and wind) systems serving the needs of 90,000 people and supporting the stability of grid. Additionally, the project will generate the energy needed to operate 4 water desalination plants, health centers, hospitals, schools, government buildings and public garden.