Sustainable energy in Dutch islands

Sustainable energy in Dutch islands
20 Feb
2017

The Dutch Caribbean dependencies of St Eustatius and Saba are on their way to becoming islands with the highest percentage of sustainable generated electricity in the world.

The solar power trajectory is progressing steadily with wind and geothermal energy being a future perspective.

The first phase of the solar panel field in St. Eustatius, which has been operational since April 2016, already generates 23 percent of the island's electricity which increases to even 90 percent at peak moments during clear, sunny days.

The second phase of the solar panel field in St. Eustatius should be ready by this September.

In Saba, construction has started of the first solar panel field, with the second field slated for 2018/2019.

Geothermal energy remains an option.

The investments in St. Eustatius and Saba are part of a plan for an affordable and sustainable power supply in the Caribbean Netherlands that Dutch minister of economic affairs sent to the Dutch parliament earlier this week.

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