ESA Renewables (ESA) has signed a letter of intent to build, commission and operate a 24 MW PV solar farm in sun-drenched Paradise Park, Jamaica.
Under the terms of the agreement, ESA will work with Caribbean Energies Group (CEG) and an as-yet unidentified solar equipment manufacturer based in the US to bring the project to fruition.
The Lake Mary, Florida firm will also assist in securing all permits and other legal requirements for the system as well as conduct all required assessments and related studies for the system as needed.
“We are pleased to be an integral part of the design and construction of this new project in Jamaica,” said ESA Renewables President Jeffery Burkett. “We are excited to be building relationships and increasing our own work portfolio and experience into another region.”
Caribbean Energies Group LLC will be providing the financing, the array site and the materials to complete the 24 MW solar power park.
The facility will be located on approximately 100 acres on the West end of the island in Paradise Park. This system will produce over 33 million kWh’s annually which is equivalent to saving over 17 million kg of CO2 annually. The construction is slated to begin later this year.
“Our fundamental concern was in selecting an EPC contractor that understood the unique challenges of our project. As part of our program management office (PMO) governance selection process, ESA Renewables understands our project charter and scope of work needed in making our project become a viable IPP concern in reaping the benefits of the Caribbean Sun,” said RJ McIntosh, Group Managing Director of the Caribbean Energies Group.