4101 Mars Hill Frederiksted, VI 00840 | 4605 Tutu Park Mall #231 St. Thomas, VI 00802
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Cyril E. King Airport

In 2011, the Virgin Islands Port Authority installed a 451-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system. This impressive PV system borders the airport’s landing strip and was funded by a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant through ARRA.  Coastal Solar Energy Solutions’ Keith Freeman assisted in the development of the first large scale solar panel installation of its kind in the Virgin Islands. The solar array, provides enough power to reduce the airport’s utility bill by $35,000 each month. At 1,500 feet long and 14 feet wide, the installation was considered the largest solar project in the USVI at the time. The PV system produces approximately 15% of the airport’s energy needs, or 600,000 kilowatt-hours annually.