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The Mission of the VIEO is to promote energy efficiency and advocate the use of renewable energy
technology for the public and private sectors, and residents of the Virgin Islands through energy education,
outreach, financial incentives, and technical assistance.
EDIN Workshop, Dec. 12, 2013
Private Initiative; Private Success
Presented by: VI Energy Office
Some slides provided by project managers
Virgin Islands residents efforts have reduced
CO2 emissions in recent years in the range of
8,500 metric tons. This equals taking 1,750
automobiles off the road for a year.
Eco Innovation installed this 7 Kw system for a
resident on the West End of St. Croix. In May 2012.
It has produced up to 42 Kwh in one day.
Dave and Jim of Solential with Richard and Lisa of HH Tire
Savings (Jun to Nov) - $29,419.68.
Designed by Solential Energy Solutions
to offset 99 percent of the business’
Reliable Rental, St. Croix, 61 Kw,
Solential Energy Solutions
Designed to offset 99% of monthly bill
Savings (Mar to Nov) - $21,074.20
Pure Logic did this installation in Charlotte Amalie for
MSI Building in July 2012. It is expected to offset 85
percent of MSI’s power bill and save the company at
least $5,000 a month. It is a 100Kw system.
After taking energy efficiency efforts and installing a solar water
heater, Paul Chakroff, right, had installed a 2Kw system hoping
to making his home consumption from WAPA to be net zero.
Energy Doctors at work
The number of homes in the U.S. Virgin
Islands with solar water heaters now
numbers in the thousands.
Owner: Deborah Leonard @ 3C-A-49
Installer: Energy Doctor LLC
Born: Commissioned on 10/14/2013
Equipment: Solar Systems VI 4 x 10
Collector, American Water Heater Tank(120
Gallon), El Sid Circulating Pump
Sept. WAPA Bill: 318 kwh @ $169.40
Oct. WAPA Bill: 244 kwh @ $131.40
Cost Savings @ $37.97 or
* This white roof reflects the UV
Rays of sunlight. The inside of
the house is four degrees cooler
since painting the roof. That’s
four degrees cooler than the
ambient temperature. A bonus
feature is that the roof reduces
global warming by sending the
rays to outer space (acting like
polar ice caps).
* This single Solar Panel heats
water for two villas in a
connected system with one hot
water heater. Though we have
an electric backup we are able
to use the solar exclusively for
both villas. The water is very
hot. During a rainy week we will
turn the electric on (one week
• The United States Green Building Counsel (USGBC) awarded a
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Platinum Certification to a newly constructed single family
house owned by Ryan and Kelly (O’Brien) Uszenski in Estate
Nazareth, St. Thomas.
• This is the first LEED certified home built in the United States
Virgin Islands and the Platinum Certification confirms that this
house was designed and constructed in accordance with the
rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes Green Building
• The LEED rating system is the most recognized international
standard for high performance green buildings. Any LEED
certified home is a green high performance home. Higherscoring homes within the LEED rating system earn higher
certification levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum). The high levels
represent exemplary performance.
• State of the art insulated concrete masonry wall system which provides a
high insulation (R) value with no thermal bridges, and which results in 10
X the insulation value of conventional concrete masonry block
• Low E/SHGC windows and glass doors
• High SEER Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning units
• Energy Star rated appliances and fixtures
• Photovoltaic (solar) power generating system
• Demand water heaters
• Light colored exterior finishes
• Low roof overhangs which provide sun shading