Solar on St. John gets backing

In an effort to beat a deadline for applying for a federal planning grant, the territorial government office has backed a plan to explore deploying 45 acres’ worth of solar panels on the island. 

The St. John Source reported VI Energy Office has created a partnership with the Clean Coalition to devise a plan for the massive project which could deploy solar panels over nearly one square mile. 

The Water and Power Authority endorsed the partnership and development of a funding request from the Department of Commerce to study the solar idea on the island.

WAPA doesn't think all the solar panels have to be in one place; that some could be on residences' roofs.

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