• Solving the U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Crisis

    Empower.vi presents a solution to the U.S.Virgin Island's Energy Crisis. Ben Walter a resident of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands presents a plan to install 300 megawatts of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines directly off the South Shore of St. Croix near the shutdown (February 2012) Hovensa Oil refinery. The planned wind farm can be fully financed solely by redirecting significantly less than the in excess of $400 million that the U.S. Virgin Islands expends on purchasing fossil fuels each year (WAPA $200M and road transportation $200M), which could otherwise finance the capital investment. Fuel costs that will no doubt increase significantly over the coming months, and forever bring uncertainty to the territory as it remains beholden to those who control those resources. O...

    published: 14 Mar 2012
  • United States Virgin Islands- An Energy Nightmare

    National GEC President, Ralph Avallone talks about the United States Virgin Islands and the travesty of their energy costs for workforce Americans.

    published: 23 Sep 2008
  • Virgin Islands Energy Future

    Energy Office is helping reduce the Virgin Islands dependency on fossil fuel

    published: 11 May 2012
  • Desalination driven by renewable energy - Virgin Islands

    Elemental Water Makers: Virgin Islands project explained - Savings up to 70% by avoiding the use of electricity - Easily scalable from a few thousands gallons per day up to hundreds of thousands to meet the fresh water demand on-site - Reliability of operation by using mature technology - Off-grid installation preventing tons of carbon dioxide emissions - Stress-free operation by remote monitoring and automation - Silent operation by excluding high-pressure pumps and generators Patent pending, application number: International: PCT/NL2015/050290 United Kingdom: GB1407588.1 The Netherlands: NL2012722

    published: 30 Sep 2015
  • Virgin Islands Energy Efficiency program

    VI Weatherization Program unveiled by Energy Office

    published: 03 Nov 2010
  • Jobs running dry on US Virgin Islands

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Hovensa oil refinery on the US' Virgin Islands has announced it will halt operations next month. The refinery is one of the islands' biggest employers. More than 2.000 people are losing their jobs because the refinery on St. Croix is shutting down. It is a double blow to St. Croix, which is already facing government cutbacks. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from St. Croix.

    published: 17 Mar 2012
  • MY "Positive Energy" Fire, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Mar. 2016)

    The time a yacht caught fire in St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands.... The video recording starts +/- 30 minutes to 40 minutes AFTER the first smoke on the yacht was sighted...

    published: 25 Mar 2016
  • USVI CaribbeanCleanEnergy2015

    What did the first ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium look like to an environmental engineering professor from the University of South Florida who comes from the Caribbean region, who is very much engaged with sustainability and education there, and who sits on the advisory board of the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands? CCETS was held in St. Thomas from March 24th to March 27th, and came right after the first Caribbean clean energy summit led by Vice President Biden in early 2015. It was organized by the Caribbean-Central American Action, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands (UVI) are eligible for EPSCOR funding as they receive only a small percentage of grants awarded by...

    published: 24 Apr 2015
  • St. Croix Gets Energy Efficient Affordable Housing

    New development in Virgin Islands has solar water heaters and energy efficient appliances

    published: 18 Nov 2011
  • VISFI - Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute - Solar Energy Project

    This video showcases a project completed by two students at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute in St. Croix, USVI. As part of their 9-week "Ridge to Reef Beneficial Farmer Training Program" they took on the challenge of learning about and applying that knowledge to the design and construction of a solar energy system. They had no prior experience in engineering but under the guidance of passionate instructors they stepped up to this task and succeeded.

    published: 09 Jun 2009
  • Alpine U.S. Virgin Islands

    Alpine U.S. Virgin Islands a documentary about the importance and factual development of the Waste to Energy Plant in the USVI. Produced by CANE BAY FILMS LLC. www.canebayfilms.com

    published: 28 Apr 2011
  • USVI Kidwind Challenge 2017

    This is the Seventh Day Adventist School wind turbine that won the 4th Kidwind Challenge hosted by the Virgin Islands Energy Office.

    published: 11 Mar 2017
  • Hurricane Maria St. Croix US Virgin Islands

    This video shows some of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria

    published: 23 Sep 2017
  • Carib Solar Tech - St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

    Carib Solar Tech is based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. They design, sell and deploy solar heating systems ranging from residential heating to commercial heating, direct and indirect pool/spa heating and heat recovery systems. Their team members have 25+ years as active solar thermal rebate dealers and installers participating in the local V.I. Energy Office Rebate Program. Carib Solar Tech also designs, sells and deploys photovoltaic power systems for grid tie, grid assist and off grid application. AC coupled systems with battery storage and back up power capabilities are also part of our product offering. "We Design Custom Systems" "The mission is simple. We offer alternative energy solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of the consumer in an effort to preserve the pris...

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • EDIN Brings NREL to Virgin Islands

    The Energy Development in Island Nations brought experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado to St. Thomas to help the territory kick its addiction to fossil fuel.

    published: 22 Jun 2010
  • Feasibility Study for World's First US-Based Commercial OTEC Plant and SWAC System in USVI

    Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) and United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for feasibility study for world's first US-based commercial on-shore OTEC plant and Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) systems in USVI.

    published: 07 Mar 2014
  • VIERS Partners with the Sun Virgin Islands Energy Office

    EnergyOffice's shared video file.

    published: 24 Jun 2011
  • Solar Projects Take Off in Virgin Islands

    EnergyOffice's shared video file.

    published: 26 Jun 2012
  • Exclusive: Sherman Browne, Big up to the US Virgin Islands from which he gets his energy!!

    We caught up with Sherman Browne in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in Minneapolis where he discussed his experiences as the former president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Monroe. By the end of the interview you will realize why they still call him Mr. Jiggy when he gives a piece of the SIFE Jingle.

    published: 28 May 2010
  • Virgin Islands Governor Addresses Energy Issues (Part I)

    In a major speech the VI governor discusses components of plans to reduce the islands dependency on fossil fuel, 60 percent by 2025

    published: 15 Jun 2012
  • University of The Virgin Islands

    published: 13 Nov 2014
  • UVI Energy Plan

    The main goal of the University of the Virgin Islands' Energy Plan is to reduce the electrical consumption of UVI and insure we meet the goal of 60% reduction on the dependence on fossil fuels by 2015. This goal will be accomplished by using of alternative energy, upgrading current systems, capital investment, and setting up protocols and policies on how the University is going to use its energy. Learn more online at http://www.uvi.edu/administration/administration-and-finance/energy_management.aspx

    published: 09 Feb 2015
  • ABR VI and Monarch Energy Testify Before the Virgin Islands 30th Legislature

    The 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands met on Monday at the Fritz Lawetz Conference Room in Frederiksted for a Committee of the Whole hearing, where testimony from principals of ABR VI and Monarch Energy Partners was heard, as well as testimony from private citizens. At the more than eight-hour meeting, which began a little after 4:30 p.m. Monday and lasted well after midnight on Tuesday morning, lawmakers poked holes in ABR VI’s Operating Agreement that is currently before the Senate for ratification.

    published: 11 Nov 2014
  • Solar Energy Awareness Program, Virgin Island Saint Thomas

    Solar Systems LLC, Has Commercials For Awareness in Stimulus money and helping the environment in going green, help the environment and help the economy, its easy as 1, 2, 3 before the stimulus program ends!

    published: 18 Oct 2010
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Solving the U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Crisis

Solving the U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Crisis

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  • Duration: 14:04
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2012
  • views: 1512
videos
Empower.vi presents a solution to the U.S.Virgin Island's Energy Crisis. Ben Walter a resident of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands presents a plan to install 300 megawatts of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines directly off the South Shore of St. Croix near the shutdown (February 2012) Hovensa Oil refinery. The planned wind farm can be fully financed solely by redirecting significantly less than the in excess of $400 million that the U.S. Virgin Islands expends on purchasing fossil fuels each year (WAPA $200M and road transportation $200M), which could otherwise finance the capital investment. Fuel costs that will no doubt increase significantly over the coming months, and forever bring uncertainty to the territory as it remains beholden to those who control those resources. Offshore floating wind technology is in use today by Norway who have been the pioneers in placing and running successfully for the last two years a floating 2.3 megawatt wind turbine. The race for floating wind farms is on across the world, since this technology is projected to be much less expensive than undertaking the placement of underwater foundations and building towers from the sea floor up. Now the the State of Maine is leading the way, in a project spearheaded by Dr. Habib Dagher, and has laid out their energy road map adopting floating wind technology that includes putting in place a 500 megawatt floating wind farm (half the strength of a nuclear power plant) by 2020 and be producing 5,000 megawatts by 2030. Ben Walter hopes the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands will adopt a proposal using the State of Maine initiative and technology to place a 300 MW farm that will bring energy independence to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
https://wn.com/Solving_The_U.S._Virgin_Islands_Energy_Crisis
United States Virgin Islands- An Energy Nightmare

United States Virgin Islands- An Energy Nightmare

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  • Duration: 0:29
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2008
  • views: 100
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National GEC President, Ralph Avallone talks about the United States Virgin Islands and the travesty of their energy costs for workforce Americans.
https://wn.com/United_States_Virgin_Islands_An_Energy_Nightmare
Virgin Islands Energy Future

Virgin Islands Energy Future

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  • Duration: 1:01
  • Updated: 11 May 2012
  • views: 132
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Energy Office is helping reduce the Virgin Islands dependency on fossil fuel
https://wn.com/Virgin_Islands_Energy_Future
Desalination driven by renewable energy - Virgin Islands

Desalination driven by renewable energy - Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 2:55
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2015
  • views: 4834
videos
Elemental Water Makers: Virgin Islands project explained - Savings up to 70% by avoiding the use of electricity - Easily scalable from a few thousands gallons per day up to hundreds of thousands to meet the fresh water demand on-site - Reliability of operation by using mature technology - Off-grid installation preventing tons of carbon dioxide emissions - Stress-free operation by remote monitoring and automation - Silent operation by excluding high-pressure pumps and generators Patent pending, application number: International: PCT/NL2015/050290 United Kingdom: GB1407588.1 The Netherlands: NL2012722
https://wn.com/Desalination_Driven_By_Renewable_Energy_Virgin_Islands
Virgin Islands Energy Efficiency program

Virgin Islands Energy Efficiency program

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  • Duration: 10:05
  • Updated: 03 Nov 2010
  • views: 57
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VI Weatherization Program unveiled by Energy Office
https://wn.com/Virgin_Islands_Energy_Efficiency_Program
Jobs running dry on US Virgin Islands

Jobs running dry on US Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 2:17
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2012
  • views: 9752
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Hovensa oil refinery on the US' Virgin Islands has announced it will halt operations next month. The refinery is one of the islands' biggest employers. More than 2.000 people are losing their jobs because the refinery on St. Croix is shutting down. It is a double blow to St. Croix, which is already facing government cutbacks. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from St. Croix.
https://wn.com/Jobs_Running_Dry_On_US_Virgin_Islands
MY "Positive Energy" Fire, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Mar. 2016)

MY "Positive Energy" Fire, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Mar. 2016)

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  • Duration: 51:42
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2016
  • views: 1443
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The time a yacht caught fire in St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands.... The video recording starts +/- 30 minutes to 40 minutes AFTER the first smoke on the yacht was sighted...
https://wn.com/My_Positive_Energy_Fire,_St._Thomas,_US_Virgin_Islands_(Mar._2016)
USVI CaribbeanCleanEnergy2015

USVI CaribbeanCleanEnergy2015

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  • Duration: 12:11
  • Updated: 24 Apr 2015
  • views: 347
videos
What did the first ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium look like to an environmental engineering professor from the University of South Florida who comes from the Caribbean region, who is very much engaged with sustainability and education there, and who sits on the advisory board of the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands? CCETS was held in St. Thomas from March 24th to March 27th, and came right after the first Caribbean clean energy summit led by Vice President Biden in early 2015. It was organized by the Caribbean-Central American Action, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands (UVI) are eligible for EPSCOR funding as they receive only a small percentage of grants awarded by US agencies. Many universities in Florida, including USF, have established 3+2 programs that permit UVI students to earn an engineering degree after doing 3 years in the math and science department there. Most other Caribbean islands also do not have engineering training programs on island. Water provision and energy provision surely need engineering support in each island.
https://wn.com/Usvi_Caribbeancleanenergy2015
St. Croix Gets Energy Efficient Affordable Housing

St. Croix Gets Energy Efficient Affordable Housing

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  • Duration: 7:42
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2011
  • views: 594
videos
New development in Virgin Islands has solar water heaters and energy efficient appliances
https://wn.com/St._Croix_Gets_Energy_Efficient_Affordable_Housing
VISFI - Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute - Solar Energy Project

VISFI - Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute - Solar Energy Project

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  • Duration: 2:58
  • Updated: 09 Jun 2009
  • views: 2259
videos
This video showcases a project completed by two students at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute in St. Croix, USVI. As part of their 9-week "Ridge to Reef Beneficial Farmer Training Program" they took on the challenge of learning about and applying that knowledge to the design and construction of a solar energy system. They had no prior experience in engineering but under the guidance of passionate instructors they stepped up to this task and succeeded.
https://wn.com/Visfi_Virgin_Islands_Sustainable_Farm_Institute_Solar_Energy_Project
Alpine U.S. Virgin Islands

Alpine U.S. Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 15:23
  • Updated: 28 Apr 2011
  • views: 1207
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Alpine U.S. Virgin Islands a documentary about the importance and factual development of the Waste to Energy Plant in the USVI. Produced by CANE BAY FILMS LLC. www.canebayfilms.com
https://wn.com/Alpine_U.S._Virgin_Islands
USVI Kidwind Challenge 2017

USVI Kidwind Challenge 2017

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  • Duration: 1:17
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2017
  • views: 64
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This is the Seventh Day Adventist School wind turbine that won the 4th Kidwind Challenge hosted by the Virgin Islands Energy Office.
https://wn.com/Usvi_Kidwind_Challenge_2017
Hurricane Maria St. Croix US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria St. Croix US Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 1:30
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • views: 273
videos
This video shows some of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria
https://wn.com/Hurricane_Maria_St._Croix_US_Virgin_Islands
Carib Solar Tech - St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

Carib Solar Tech - St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 1:47
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2016
  • views: 51
videos
Carib Solar Tech is based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. They design, sell and deploy solar heating systems ranging from residential heating to commercial heating, direct and indirect pool/spa heating and heat recovery systems. Their team members have 25+ years as active solar thermal rebate dealers and installers participating in the local V.I. Energy Office Rebate Program. Carib Solar Tech also designs, sells and deploys photovoltaic power systems for grid tie, grid assist and off grid application. AC coupled systems with battery storage and back up power capabilities are also part of our product offering. "We Design Custom Systems" "The mission is simple. We offer alternative energy solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of the consumer in an effort to preserve the pristine environments of our Caribbean islands." Dale A. Niles, President of Carib Solar Tech
https://wn.com/Carib_Solar_Tech_St._Thomas_US_Virgin_Islands
EDIN Brings NREL to Virgin Islands

EDIN Brings NREL to Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 8:41
  • Updated: 22 Jun 2010
  • views: 231
videos
The Energy Development in Island Nations brought experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado to St. Thomas to help the territory kick its addiction to fossil fuel.
https://wn.com/Edin_Brings_Nrel_To_Virgin_Islands
Feasibility Study for World's First US-Based Commercial OTEC Plant and SWAC System in USVI

Feasibility Study for World's First US-Based Commercial OTEC Plant and SWAC System in USVI

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  • Duration: 1:45
  • Updated: 07 Mar 2014
  • views: 410
videos
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) and United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for feasibility study for world's first US-based commercial on-shore OTEC plant and Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) systems in USVI.
https://wn.com/Feasibility_Study_For_World's_First_US_Based_Commercial_Otec_Plant_And_Swac_System_In_Usvi
VIERS Partners with the Sun Virgin Islands Energy Office

VIERS Partners with the Sun Virgin Islands Energy Office

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  • Duration: 11:02
  • Updated: 24 Jun 2011
  • views: 70
videos
EnergyOffice's shared video file.
https://wn.com/Viers_Partners_With_The_Sun_Virgin_Islands_Energy_Office
Solar Projects Take Off in Virgin Islands

Solar Projects Take Off in Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 9:34
  • Updated: 26 Jun 2012
  • views: 302
videos
EnergyOffice's shared video file.
https://wn.com/Solar_Projects_Take_Off_In_Virgin_Islands
Exclusive: Sherman Browne, Big up to the US Virgin Islands from which he gets his energy!!

Exclusive: Sherman Browne, Big up to the US Virgin Islands from which he gets his energy!!

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  • Duration: 3:02
  • Updated: 28 May 2010
  • views: 279
videos
We caught up with Sherman Browne in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in Minneapolis where he discussed his experiences as the former president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Monroe. By the end of the interview you will realize why they still call him Mr. Jiggy when he gives a piece of the SIFE Jingle.
https://wn.com/Exclusive_Sherman_Browne,_Big_Up_To_The_US_Virgin_Islands_From_Which_He_Gets_His_Energy
Virgin Islands Governor Addresses Energy Issues (Part I)

Virgin Islands Governor Addresses Energy Issues (Part I)

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  • Duration: 14:39
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2012
  • views: 161
videos
In a major speech the VI governor discusses components of plans to reduce the islands dependency on fossil fuel, 60 percent by 2025
https://wn.com/Virgin_Islands_Governor_Addresses_Energy_Issues_(Part_I)
University of The Virgin Islands

University of The Virgin Islands

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  • Duration: 1:16
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2014
  • views: 2807
videos
https://wn.com/University_Of_The_Virgin_Islands
UVI Energy Plan

UVI Energy Plan

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  • Duration: 2:24
  • Updated: 09 Feb 2015
  • views: 338
videos
The main goal of the University of the Virgin Islands' Energy Plan is to reduce the electrical consumption of UVI and insure we meet the goal of 60% reduction on the dependence on fossil fuels by 2015. This goal will be accomplished by using of alternative energy, upgrading current systems, capital investment, and setting up protocols and policies on how the University is going to use its energy. Learn more online at http://www.uvi.edu/administration/administration-and-finance/energy_management.aspx
https://wn.com/Uvi_Energy_Plan
ABR VI and Monarch Energy Testify Before the Virgin Islands 30th Legislature

ABR VI and Monarch Energy Testify Before the Virgin Islands 30th Legislature

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  • Duration: 1:16:41
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2014
  • views: 1153
videos
The 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands met on Monday at the Fritz Lawetz Conference Room in Frederiksted for a Committee of the Whole hearing, where testimony from principals of ABR VI and Monarch Energy Partners was heard, as well as testimony from private citizens. At the more than eight-hour meeting, which began a little after 4:30 p.m. Monday and lasted well after midnight on Tuesday morning, lawmakers poked holes in ABR VI’s Operating Agreement that is currently before the Senate for ratification.
https://wn.com/Abr_Vi_And_Monarch_Energy_Testify_Before_The_Virgin_Islands_30Th_Legislature
Solar Energy Awareness Program, Virgin Island Saint Thomas

Solar Energy Awareness Program, Virgin Island Saint Thomas

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  • Duration: 1:01
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2010
  • views: 195
videos
Solar Systems LLC, Has Commercials For Awareness in Stimulus money and helping the environment in going green, help the environment and help the economy, its easy as 1, 2, 3 before the stimulus program ends!
https://wn.com/Solar_Energy_Awareness_Program,_Virgin_Island_Saint_Thomas