PVN’s Dr. Ian A. Webster participated in the EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop held in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. The workshop focused on ongoing projects and strategies for the USVI to achieve 60% clean energy by 2025. These programs are part of the Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN)-U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) project launched in 2010 with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. PVN’s specific business focus in the USVI is the development of PV solar installations on the municipal landfill sites on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Dr. Ian Webster represented Project Navigator, Ltd. at the National Brownfields Association’s Atlanta 2010 Meeting on March 24 & 25. Ian was a member of a panel session covering Re-Powering America’s Land: Renewable Energy on Contaminated Sites.
Ian described PNL’s business plan which entails the siting, design and financing of small scale, distributed solar facilities on Superfund or brownfield sites. PNL has assembled a portfolio of project opportunities. Many of these projects stem from the company’s core business of Superfund site management. The business concept is described here, and the full slide deck can be downloaded here.