Jamaica’s Prime Minister Goes Solar With Enphase

Nov 15, 2018

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Goes Solar With Enphase

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has a bold vision for his country: he wants Jamaica to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030. 

Even though they produce a negligible amount of the world’s greenhouse gases, he knows that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Jamaica are particularly vulnerable to changes in the energy economy. As such, Prime Minister Holness is committed to making Jamaica “energy secure” by investing in renewable sources like solar and wind.

As part of his commitment to transforming the energy landscape of Jamaica, Prime Minister Holness has commissioned a state-of-the-art solar array for his own Office of the Prime Minister building in Kingston, Jamaica. The system, which was completed last month, was built with Enphase Microinverters and Solaria PowerXT solar panels.

This initiative is in partnership with Solar Head of State, an NGO that works internationally and has completed similar projects in St. Lucia and the Maldives, commissioning solar arrays on prominent government buildings. Envisage Energy, headquarted in Kingston, Jamaica, was the constructor for the project, and Solar Island Energy (SIE) was the Engineer-of-Record, QAQC Inspector, and Construction Manager.

Enphase is proud to be included in the project and participating in the growing movement toward energy independence.

 

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