Bermuda's First Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Facility

 

Saturn Power is proud to announce the signing of our 6MW solar project in Bermuda. On June 4, 2018, founder and CEO Doug Wagner and VP of Engineering Mike Brugge visited Bermuda, to join The Government of Bermuda and the Bermuda Electric Light Company in announcing that Saturn Solar Bermuda 1 Ltd., a subsidiary of Saturn Power International Inc., will execute this project.

Using over twenty-thousand solar panels, Saturn Power will develop a 6 MW AC solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility, at “The Finger” on St. David’s Island. It is expected to generate over twelve-thousand MWh of electricity annually and power up to 13% of Bermuda’s energy usage. Saturn Power will be providing power to the Bermuda Electric Light Company for at least 20 years, in order to advance the use of clean energy and, most importantly, create a sustainable environment for future generations.

Doug explained that this project will be a significant achievement “for Saturn Power, for BELCO, for the government and for the people of Bermuda, as we will be developing this country’s very first utility-scale, renewable energy facility. In doing this, Bermuda has positioned itself as an example in the Caribbean community.”

Doug signed the finalized paperwork with the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban, Minister of Public Works David Burch, Secretary Aideen Ratteray Pryse, and Secretary Yves Lortie.

Minister Walter Roban said, “We are pleased to collaborate with [Saturn] Solar Bermuda 1, who were the successful bidders for the development of this land through an intense, transparent and inclusive selection process that began in 2016.” He explained that Saturn Power offered the most affordable price in the competitive bid.  Minister Roban also highlighted that the project will focus on empowering the community by employing local Bermudians for labor, construction, operations, and maintenance of the facility. 

Our team is excited to begin helping The Government of Bermuda reach its sustainability objectives.  At Saturn Power, we are “Striving for a sustainable world.” This project brings us another step closer to achieving that goal.