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Energy Globe Award

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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Bahamas 2019

Submitted by: SUNfarming GmbH (Germany), Bioltec Systems GmbH (Germany), 700 Islands Energy (Bahamas)
The Hybrid Center Bahamas– Green My Generation

German companies SUNfarming and Bioltec have developed a training and demonstration center for renewable energies, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility for the Bahamas - The Hybrid Center Bahamas. Partners are 700 Island Energy and Windsor High School. The Hybrid Center Bahamas is installed at the Windsor High School at Albany, Nassau.

Initial situation
The Windsor School imports all of their food for the student’s cafeteria from outside the country. More than 80% of the Nation of the Bahamas does the same due to a systemic failure in agricultural development and incentives. The Windsor school is provided energy from the national power grid which receives electricity generated from large diesel engines consuming blends of fuel oil and diesel fuel. The school pays almost $0.30 cents per kWh and more than three times the United States price for vegetables.

SUNfarmings Solar-Greenhouses and Bioltecs cogeneration based on vegetable fuels are being teamed up as a hybrid system together with sustainable mobility and local water saving food production to showcase a realistic approach towards the Global Goals. This is the technological basis for demonstration, capacity building, research & development and transfer of technology in the project Hybrid Center Bahamas.

SUNfarming Food & Energy is the combination of high quality photovoltaic (PV) technology and food production facilities. SUNfarming (SF) has developed a unique solar PV greenhouse construction and modified free-field PV systems, which is used to produce electricity and grow crops on the same land area in an efficient way.

Capital: Nassau
Official language: English
Total area: 13.878 km²
Population: 391.232
GDP/Capita/Year: $25.173
Source: Wikipedia 2012