St. Kitts and Nevis eyes first ever solar farm and the second phase of the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm early 2013

Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Miguel Tsao.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 7TH 2013 (CUOPM) – The common goal of the Governments of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is to reduce the carbon emission and also capitalize on the best gift from God—the sun.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the installation and operationalisation of solar lights on the main road from Sandy Point to St. Paul’s, near the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park, the Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Miguel Tsao said renewable energy is a must and also a trend-setter around the world that was gaining momentum in the Federation as a result of the collaboration between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to promote renewable energy.

Looking ahead, the Taiwan diplomat said there are other important initiatives including the establishment of the first ever solar farm and the second phase of the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm early 2013.

One of the solar lights following its illumination.

“During the past year, we have successfully placed solar panels on the roof of Government Headquarters and set smart LED lights on the Kim Collins Highway and Frigate Bay Road. Both ventures are significant and important. Also these projects were initiated with our joint efforts to tap into the unlimited clean energy source,” said Ambassador Tsao during the ceremony on the grounds of the Robert Bradshaw Memorial Park.

He added that the introduction of solar lights “clearly demonstrates the strong determination and will of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the seamless co-ordination of my Embassy.”

“I do believe with our concerted efforts we can reach our common goals in promoting Renewable Energy,” said Ambassador Tsao who used the opportunity to express his heartfelt appreciation and guidance of the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas, the strong support from Honourable Minister Dr. Earl Asim Martin and his capable team as well as the all the workers of the Ministry of Energy and the company Speedtech Energy from Taiwan for the great and well done job of this project.

Ambassador Tsao pointed out that during the past month, no efforts were spared to speed up and accelerate the pace of the project and made an appeal for all citizens to do his or her part to harness renewable energy instead of relying on fossil fuel to build a green island into a reality.

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