St. Eustatius and Saba are well on their way to become 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 per cent of the island’s electricity which increases to even 90 per cent at peak moments during clear, sunny days.
The second phase of the solar panel field in St. Eustatius should be ready by this September which will increase the percentage of solar generated power to 46 per cent. The kicker is that these fields have among the most panels per square foot since they are using HydroBlox for the drainage between the panels (width of a HydroBlox plank = 2") rather than the traditional perforated PVC pipe that needs far more space.