Consolidated Water installed 234 Suniva solar panels at its Abel Castillo Water Works in Governor’s Harbor.
The panels are installed on the 7,850-square-feet top of one of the its three 1-million-gallon storage tanks. The panels, each rated at 250 watts, fuel the site’s four water-distribution pumps, which help push water through the company’s 88 miles of subterranean piping, serving West Bay and residential and commercial developments along Seven Mile Beach.
Gregory McTaggart, Consolidated Water vice president of Cayman operations, says the array generates 1.05 percent – 106,500 kilowatt hours – of the 10.6 million kilowatt hours the company consumes each year, sparking a massive reduction in electricity bills. The reduction will save 7,100 gallons of diesel fuel annually, eliminating 80 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.