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ESA Renewables Installs Rooftop Solar Array on Eco Serendib on St. John USVI
On the rooftop of an eco-friendly luxury villa on St. John, USVI, ESA Renewables installs solar panels.
By: Maureen McHale
St. John, the smallest and least commercial of the US Virgin Islands, is home to Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, an eco-friendly, luxury villa frequented by discerning visitors from around the world. Recently, ESA Renewables completed the installation of a 16kW solar array on the villa’s rooftop.
“As solar panels are installed on an increasing number of commercial rooftops, we see a significant reduction on the buildings’ total energy costs,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. “Additionally, as more businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint, a solar photovoltaic system such as the one ESA Renewables recently installed at the eco-villa resort on St. John makes sense, not only financially, but environmentally as well.”
“At Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, we are not only dedicated to offering our guests a luxury environment that exceeds expectations, but also one that minimizes the carbon footprint,” said Harith Wickrema, president of award-winning Harith Productions Ltd. and the villa’s visionary. “ESA Renewables has been a valuable part of making that ideal a reality and we are delighted to have partnered with them on this project.”
The 16kW rooftop solar energy generating system in St. John’s utilizes high efficiency solar cells and modules from Suniva and is expected to produce more than 23,360 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year by converting sunlight into pollution-free electricity. It is expected to offset over 35,512 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s the equivalent of taking over 1,100 cars off the road for a day.
Having made every effort to be luxurious while being green, Eco Serendib Villa and Spa will utilize the solar array to meet their electric needs such as: guest room power, pool pump equipment, gourmet kitchen, and the resort’s external lighting. The villa is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and has incorporated a number of eco-friendly products that fit with its green mission and goals.
About ESA Renewables, LLC
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.
About Eco Serendib Villa and Spa
Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, which debuted in June 2011, sets new standards for eco-friendly luxury on St. John in the USVI. With eight elegant suites, a full-service spa and all the amenities and services of an exquisite private residence, Eco Serendib offers a sumptuous and serene home-base. Visit www.ecoserendib.com.
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ESA Renewables , a solar engineering company, provide turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates over 475 solar power facilities. Services include: financing, EPC (procurement, engineering, construction)