Press

Below is a sampling of our projects and services that have received press coverage. For media related inquiries, please get in touch.

FortisTCI Commissions 250kW Grid-tied Solar PV Systems in Providenciales

Press Release – FortisTCI

  • May 24, 2018
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FortisTCI is pressing ahead with the integration of solar power generation in the TCI, recently commissioning two grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems in Providenciales in partnership with Global Management Co. Ltd, also known as Aircool. Together, the two PV systems equal approximately 250KW spanning 20,000 square feet of rooftop space and were installed by local contractor Green Revolution.

This latest project was commissioned under FortisTCI’s Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) Program, which offers customers the opportunity to lease their home or business roof space to FortisTCI for the installation of a grid-tied PV system. Customers receive a monthly credit on their electricity bill for the use of their rooftop space and a profit share of the PV system’s generation paid on an annual basis


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Hang Tight

Can solar panels survive hurricanes?

Times of the Islands

  • Spring 2018
  • Page 53
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Today (March 7, 2018) marks the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Irma's brutal attack on the Turks & Caicos Islands. The flocks of visitors from cold-weather climes continue to land daily, and most see little evidence of the powerful storm as they enjoy the TCI's trademark "Beautiful by Nature" sun, sand and sea. (In fast, Grace Bay Beach was awarded "World's Best Beach" in the TripAdvisor® Traveler's Choice® awards for 2018, reclaiming its crown from 2016.)

But many scientists fear that extreme weather may become an all-too-common-occurence, as the planet struggles to remain in balance in spite of the effect on climate of an exponentially compounding global population. With this in mind, solar and other alternative forms of energy are more important than ever.


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FortisTCI Plans Major Generation Expansion Project for 2018 and Solar Integration for 2017

Press Release – FortisTCI

  • June 7, 2017
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FortisTCI (the Company) is expanding its generating capacity to meet growing energy demand and integrating renewable energy sources into the grid during 2017.

In February this year, the Company signed its first set of Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) Program contracts, consisting of two projects on Providenciales. One contract was signed with Mills Learning Institute located in Juba Sound and the other with Atlantic Stone/BRM Limited located in South Dock. The total aggregate size is 178kW, and commissioning of both projects will occur during June.


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A Revolution in Going Green

Local company encourages energy efficiency

Times of the Islands

  • Fall 2017
  • Page 37
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It was with joy that I covered Fortis TCI’s foray into offering solar energy options to its customers for our Summer 2016 article “Let the Sun Shine.” The country’s electricity providers now offer both customer-owned and utility-owned solar photovoltaic systems that are interconnected with the grid.

After he read the article, Paul Chaplin, co-owner of Green Revolution, a local renewable energy/energy efficiency solutions consulting firm, called to gently chide me. He said, “Energy efficiency is the first step before moving towards renewable energy solutions. If we are energy hogs but install a renewable energy system, it doesn’t necessarily make us green.”


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