This was a historic day for the Gilbert Agriculture and Rural Development (GARD) Center as the Institution became the first entity in the Eastern Caribbean to be powered by the Tesla Powerwall system.
The Powerwall system is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery stationary energy storage products manufactured by Tesla. It is intended to be used for home energy storage and stores electricity for solar self-consumption, time of use load shifting, backup power, and off-the-grid use.
Antigua is not the only community on a mission to use better technology. The Bahamas and other storm-prone areas are starting to transition towards more reliable sources of power.
In fact, the state of Florida offers homeowners a 26% federal tax incentive to go solar. Homeowners or commercial spaces who install a system receive a 26% tax credit based on the total system cost.