Earlier this month, ONYX President Malcolm Burleson and Project Engineer Rick Coens conducted a formal presentation regarding the project to local government. Governor Shawn Hyde, Mayor Julio Galindo and a quorum of Council members at the Roatan Municipal Government chambers gave their full support to the project. The island’s administration has been looking for energy alternatives due to the rising costs of diesel- which Roatan currently relies on entirely. Thanks to the region’s sunny climate, solar power has been identified by Onyx and the government as an ideal solution.
The project has been designed to generate 18.5 megawatts of power from more than 65,000 280-watt solar panels.
Details of the new 18.5 Megawatt Solar project can be seen at http://www.solar-stock.com/solar-diesel-reduction.html – a copy of the project schematics can also be downloaded from the site.