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This project web site is currently being developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center to support the Virgin Islands Energy Office in the development of design specifications and implementation of renewable energy projects on the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. 

Applications include solar water heating, photovoltaic lighting, pumping and emergency power, and audit reviews for government buildings.  This site is a repository for project information and will include individual project descriptions, images, specifications, designs, reports, and final project information and systems documentation.

Web Site Overview

Site Listings (Projects)

The site listings table includes basic information about each project site, the application, contact individuals and other information.  This includes all applications conducted under this program; photovoltaics, solar water heating, and energy audits and building retrofits. Links to project images, specifications and other information will be activated in this table as the information becomes available.

Installed Solar Water Heating Systems (St. Thomas and St. Croix)

This section of the web site provides information on the types of solar systems installed at the sites on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Pictures taken at each site are also provided.

Specifications and Vendor Forms

Overall specifications developed for this project will be posted to this site. (Additional site specific requirements will be listed for each site under the site specific Site Listing information pages.) This site also provides a listing of the various forms that will be used in the implementation of this program. This will include the vendor application forms, system quote forms, system inspection forms, etc.

Resources (PV or Solar)

This site provides a wide variety of resources and links to information relevant to both photovoltaic and solar water heating systems. Of special note is the information provided at this site on photovoltaic utility interconnection issues.

Builder Workshops

This site will provide information on the building energy efficiency workshops that will be presented by the Florida Solar Energy Center and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office. Included at this site will be links to numerous information resources on energy efficiency as it applies to building design and construction.

Building Energy Audits

The site contains a listing of relevant references sources on energy efficient lighting, air handling, and other load reduction technologies. The individual energy audits for the VIEO sites are listed under the
Site Listings page.

Maps

A variety of maps of the Virgin Island are available at this site. The maps will also indicate the location of the sites selected for this project.

Monitoring

Each of the solar systems will be monitored for performance and savings. This site will provide information on the monitoring equipment used and the data acquired from the monitoring. This site will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Contacts

This site provides information on the principal parties involved in this program.