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New Power Panel Installation in St. Thomas, USVI

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New Power Panel Installation in St. Thomas, USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands is an island paradise, where people from all over the globe travel every year.  In fact, the U.S. Virgin Islands welcomes more than two million visitors on an annual basis, enjoying the resorts, activities, water sports, culture and incredibly pristine turquoise waters.  With so many visitors and a flourishing tourism industry, it is no wonder that there is a high demand for affordable electricity and hot water.

One of the most visited islands is St. Thomas, the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it is now home to a new and sustainable power source by Power Panel.  Overlooking the picturesque Charlotte Amalie Harbor is Windward Passage Hotel, a resort that has just added to its amenities by taking a step forward into sustainable living.  In recent months, Windward Passage underwent an energy makeover with the completion of phase I of a proposed 64 panel system by Power Panel.  With solar thermal panels that are 4x more efficient than traditional solar technologies and capture 80 percent of the sun’s energy, this resort is helping add to the island’s beauty by conserving energy and limiting its carbon footprint.

So, how will this island paradise benefit from a 64 panel solar thermal array by Power Panel?  In addition to environmental benefits and having a renewable source of energy for electricity and hot water, a Power Panel system can provide incredible financial savings.  Just looking at power alone, the system’s specifications include 2,800 gallons of thermal storage, with 38.4 kW thermal and 9.6 kWh electrical.  When looking at financial savings, the impact is even greater… The 64 panel system will save the hotel $37,921 in the first year, resulting in a lifetime savings of $1,016,797 over 25 years!  With major savings and a return on investment (ROI) of approximately two years, the new system gives a boost to both the environment and the resort’s bottom line. 

Looking forward to the energy and financial savings that the resort will gain going forward, representatives from Windward Passage stated, “Power Panel is the total solution for our energy needs.”

To learn more about how Power Panel’s sustainable technology can become a total solution for you and your business, visit or contact us.  To view more details about the aforementioned project and proposed outcomes, click here.