Hydrogen project for Barbados

A French company is seeking to develop the largest hydrogen power project in the Caribbean here in Barbados.

Aidan Rogers, the Strategic Advisor to Hydrogene de France (HDF) said the solar photovoltaic project will be located at Harrow’s Plantation, St Philip, and they will be combining the solar project with sheep farming.

Rogers said HDF had partnered with Rubis Caribbean Holdings which bought 51 per cent interest in the project, noting they were currently in discussion with the Barbados Sustainable Energy Cooperative Society in terms of offering them 30 per cent interest, in order to satisfy Government’s local participation requirement.

He added that 16 000 households would also benefit from the project which is earmarked at $270 million.

In relation to concerns from chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, that too much agricultural land was being utilised for solar farming, Rogers said Barbados’ energy policy provided for the amount of land to be used. (MB)

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