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UVI Signs Solar Power Purchase Agreement

The University of the Virgin Islands entered a new era on Tuesday, July 30, with the signing of a power purchase agreement with New Generation Power (NGP) USVI. NGP will build a three megawatt photovoltaic system that is expected to produce 4.5 million kilowatt-hours annually. UVI President Dr. David Hall and NGP Chairman Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria announced the venture on the UVI St. Thomas Campus, on the site where the solar project will be erected. The system will use approximately 4.2 acres on the St. Thomas Campus and 3.9 acres of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. A news release is available from the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.