Solar projects Aruba
By Anika in Business opportunities on 12. Apr, 2017No Comments
In recent years the public and private sector of Aruba have made several substantial investments in Green Energy Projects. Besides the current windmill park and waste-to-energy facility, different private and public investments have been made in solar projects. To stimulate the investments in renewable energy the government has decreased the import duties on renewable energy products and systems from 12% to 2%. To stimulate further investments in the renewable energy sector a favorable policy has been introduced which gives companies several financial benefits on investments.
Several solar projects are completed:
The recently constructed government building, Cocolishi, is one of the first buildings on Aruba with a solar roof. The solar panels provide 30 kW of renewable energy.
On the rooftops of the Multifunctional Accommodation Offices (MFA) in Noord and Paradera solar panels are installed. The MFA in Noord is an energy neutral building, this means it produces the same amount of energy as it consumes. The surplus during sunny days will be added to the grid.
Last year solar panels were installed on the Kudawecha elementary school. These panels produce 175.5 kW solar energy.
The largest school solar rooftop project is installed on the Abramham de Veer School elementary school. This rooftop project produces 976 kW renewable energy.
The Caribbean’s first solar park opened in 2015 over the parking lot of the airport in Aruba. This solar park provide 3.5 MW solar energy and is one of the first renewable energy projects making use of the Free Zone of Aruba.
In Juana Morto, a residential area complex, solar panels are installed on the rooftops of different houses. Together the solar panels generate 13 kW of green energy.
Elmar, the electricity provider of Aruba, installed solar panels on the roofs of their offices. These buildings together provide 9.8 kW solar energy.
Further there are different decentralized solar projects on Aruba. Together they consist of 5 MW solar PV part and 3 MW rooftop schools & public buildings PV systems. It is planned to install an additional 13.5 MW during 2017. These projects will power approximately 3000 households.
Companies investing in renewable energy can make use of the benefits of the favorable policy in the Free Zone of Aruba. Please contact us for more information.