- Published: 18 July 2014 18 July 2014
A hybrid renewable energy project was recently commissioned on the rooftop of the law firm, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (MFG) in Kingston, Jamaica.
Developed by WindStream Technologies(WSTI), this urban installation consists of 50 WindStream SolarMill units to harness available wind and solar resources. The installation is designed to generate over 106,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, (25kW of wind and 55kW of solar) with a return on investment (ROI) of less than four years. Over the course of the projected 25-year life span, the energy cost savings are expected to exceed US$ 2 million. The SolarMill is a new distributed energy technology consisting of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT), solar panels and proprietary smart electronics. The energy generated by each SolarMill can either be used off grid with a storage system or inverted for use in grid-tied applications. Made in the USA, WindStream recently opened an office in Hyderabad, India, and secured distribution agreements in Turkey, Ghana, Liberia, New Zealand, and Tanzania.