IEEE Electrification Magazine - March 2015 - 56

By Wayne Archibald, Zuyi Li,
Mohammad Shahidehpour,
Steve Johanns, and Tom Levitsky

Islands in
the Sun
The solar power deployment initiative at
the University of the Virgin Islands.
HIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE DISTRIBUTED SOLAR
power deployment initiative at the University of the Virgin
Islands (UVI). It is an ongoing project that will deploy
3.3 MW of solar power at UVI. The project needs, benefits,
design, and financing for the initiative are discussed. UVI is
located in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A brief introduction to the U.S. Virgin
Islands is presented first, providing background information on the energy
need and why the solar power deployment initiative is necessary for UVI.

T

The U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are an organized, unincorporated U.S. territory on
the boundary of the North American plate and the Caribbean plate. About
40 mi east of Puerto Rico and immediately west of the British Virgin Islands,
the U.S. Virgin Islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles (Figure 1).

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