The VI Energy Office (VIEO) and the Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) are pleased to invite you to attend the inaugural Energy Sustainability Fair on St. Croix. The theme will be empowering Virgin Islanders to transition towards energy independence and become more resilient.
The event will take place at the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Sunday, Oct. 30. Starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m., activities will include interactive workshops, live demonstrations and the chance to meet with vendors, professionals and leaders in the territory and hear more about the future of energy in the VI. The agenda for the event (https://cgtc-usvi.org/s/STXEnergyFairAgenda2022.pdf) and a layout map (https://cgtc-usvi.org/s/St-Croix-Energy-Fair-Map.pdf) indicating where the vendors, exhibitors, panel discussions, speeches, workshops and demonstrations will be located are both available online.
The VI Children’s Museum will provide activities for the children and the first 100 people will get a free giveaway.
Workshops include Residential Solar, WAPA and Renewable Energy, Household Tools and Tips, Internet of Things, Composting, Powering Through a Blackout, Electric Cars, Cistern Maintenance, Desalinization and Water Quality, and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Outdoor Demonstrations include Composting displays, a chance to chat with experts from the VI Department of Agriculture, plus a showcase of electric cars presented by the VI Energy Office.
Panels include The Future of Renewable Energy in the USVI, and All about Electric Vehicles as well as a keynote speech from Martyn Ford an energy knowledge consultant in the Caribbean.
Exhibitors and Vendors include Pro Solar Systems, Silver Sun Solar, Carib Sun Energy, Cruzan Creations, LAN Communications, the VI Water and Power Authority and the VI Energy Office will be focused on renewable energy and technology. Exhibitors focused on sustainability and resilience efforts in the Territory include UVI Caribbean Green Technology Center, VI Marine Advisory Service, VI Waste Management Authority, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Algas Organics, Seven Seas Water, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Children’s Museum of St. Croix, VI Department of Agriculture, and Red Cross.
In addition to the Energy Fair, the Caribbean Green Technology Center and BMR Energy are organizing a free tour of the islands’ solar plants from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Spanish Town on St. Croix on October 25 and in Donoe on St. Thomas on October 27. These tours will be open to the public and all are invited to attend.
For more information about the tours please visit https://cgtc-usvi.org/solar-plant-tours
This event is supported by the University of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Energy Office, the Home Depot Foundation, BMR Energy, Freepoint Commodities, Barefoot Architects, ProSolar Systems, Silver Sun Solar, The Market & Moe’s Fresh Market, Algas Organics, the VI Waste Management Authority, Electric Factory, LAN Communications and Ion Vehicle Technology, LLC.