Prime Minister Douglas says the project is another step in the future development of the Federation in renewable energy, noting the installation of solar panels will take place within the next few weeks.
Dr. Douglas while accepting a cheque from Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Mr. Tsao, to finance the project, reiterated his administration’s commitment to exploring renewable energy.
The project will allow residents to experience how they can benefit from clean energy and renewable energy through solar energy.
The government programme introduces more developmental ways of renewable energy which is already being pursued by the Nevis Island Administration in the use of geothermal energy and wind energy.
“We here on the island of St. Kitts in particular have been pursuing our wind energy project to be situated in the area of Belle Vue. This therefore is a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment, not just to speak of an energy policy, but to demonstrate that the policy is been implemented…” said Dr. Douglas.
Dr. Douglas thanked Ambassador Tsao for the continued partnership that has been developed between St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan over the years.
Ambassador Tsao also said the contribution of Taiwan symbolizes a commitment of the ROC to work with the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in protecting the environment and leaving a better world for generations to come.
“It will engender interest by persons island-wide to have solar panels installed on their roofs. The project is part of a beginning to tap into this unlimited green energy source for future generations,” said Ambassador Tsao.
The Taiwan diplomat thanked Prime Minister Douglas for his government’s continued support internationally and recommitted the Republic of China to their continued development of St. Kitts and Nevis.