As one of the earliest grid-tied solar integrators on Eleuthera, and in The Bahamas, we strive to reduce our impact on the environment through our collective experiences as solar designers, installers, and homeowners. By putting people and planet at the forefront of our business, we can live well in a place while mitigating our impacts on our local and global environments; climate change, pollution, environmental degradation, and resource depletion.
Local, and regional energy challenges in The Bahamas and other Small Island Developing States, have led to equivalent opportunities in the energy sector. We intend to put into practice in our communities, what we’ve successfully demonstrated on our campus, since we interconnected the first grid-tied renewable energy system in 2005. Through smart design and planning, the integration of resilient energy technologies brings us and our communities closer to energy independence.
With regard to solar energy, we perform consulting, including energy modeling, installation training, and standard engineering, procurement and construction services. Beyond that, we are skilled PV plant operators and offer maintenance contracts in addition to our construction services.
Of note, our training services have been approved for certification by the National Accreditation & Equivalency Council of the Bahamas (NAECOB). We believe this to be the very first certificate-based training program in the country, with the inaugural class graduating in September 2018.
Electricity rates in The Bahamas, are on average three times more costly as those in the United States. When commercial or residential ratepayers install solar modules, they recognize instant savings, and possibly payback the cost of the array in 5 years. As important to us as cost-savings, clean energy producers drastically mitigate their carbon footprint by lessening their dependence on dirty fuels, such as diesel to power their homes and businesses.