80 kilowatts of renewable energy generating SolarMills installed in Kingston, Jamaica
The world's largest hybrid renewable energy project was recently commissioned on the rooftop of the prominent law firm, Myers, Fletcher, & Gordon (MFG) in Kingston, Jamaica. Developed by WindStream Technologies (OTCQB: WSTI), a leader in the small wind sector, this landmark urban installation consists of 50 WindStream SolarMill® units to harness available wind and solar resources.. The installation is designed to generate over 106,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, (25 kW of wind and 55kW of solar) with a return on investment (ROI) of less than four years. Over the course of the projected 25-year life span, the energy cost savings are expected to exceed $2 million dollars. WindStream competed for and was awarded the project for its ability to maximize energy production and ROI within the confines of limited roof space.
For full video of the installation please visit www.windstream-inc.com/installations/myers-fletcher-gordon.
"We have been at the forefront of the Jamaican legal landscape for 70 years and we are pleased to be continuing that trend by leading in Jamaican sustainability and renewable energy," said Donovan Cunningham, COO of Myers Fletcher & Gordon. "This was a bold undertaking and we expect to reap rich rewards through our partnership with WindStream."
The MFG SolarMill installation is a part of a larger effort by Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to provide greater access to renewable energy solutions in a country where the cost of energy is over three times the US average. JPS and WindStream also collaborated with Eaton Houghton of Caribbean ESCO as the Caribbean's lead energy efficiency auditor for the project.
"We are proud to be working with JPS, which is distributing our products within Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean," said Travis Campbell, COO of WindStream Technologies. "This SolarMill installation is an excellent model for other businesses to follow. If you are interested in energy efficiency and saving money, SolarMills are a simple, cost-effective solution."
The SolarMill is a new distributed energy technology consisting of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT), solar panels and proprietary "smart" electronics. The energy generated by each SolarMill can either be used off grid with a storage system or inverted for use in grid-tied applications. Occupying the roof space about the size of a solar panel, each SolarMill provides the highest energy density currently available in the renewable market. Made in the USA, WindStream recently opened an office in Hyderabad, India, and secured distribution agreements in Turkey, Ghana, Liberia, New Zealand, and Tanzania. Currently, WindStream products generate power on five continents around the world.