Electric power is available in Haiti, but it is not reliable due to its inconsistent delivery. It doesn’t reach all areas of the country, either. In fact, only 40% of Haitians have access to the power grid, and each person’s average annual consumption is just around 21 Kilowatts, this is compared to the almost 11,000 Kilowatts an American uses each year!
This is one of the primary reasons why we are advocating for the use of alternative power sources such as solar power. Not only is solar more sustainable and potentially more reliable; it can also promote the use of green energy in Haiti and help the country become more sustainable.
Whether you are new to the concept or you have some experience in it, we’ll share the advantages of using green energy instead of relying on other widely used energy sources in Haiti, such as charcoal and wood fuel.
Why green energy makes sense here?
Haiti is a tropical country that gets lots of sunlight, making it ideal for solar power generation projects. Port-au-Prince solar irradiation levels demonstrate some of the top solar resources on the whole island.
At first glance, green energy in Haiti may seem costly and challenging to implement. However, the declining costs in solar technology are providing more opportunities to implement solar power at significantly lower costs compared to the prices of non-subsidized diesel. Discerning consumers and businesses have already made the shift to solar energy, so off-grid power generation is easily becoming a widely acceptable practice.
Even with a challenging business climate, Haiti’s economy is open and several sectors are actively looking for direct foreign investment. Fiscal incentives, like those in free zones, are promoting project development. Moreover, the business community acknowledges our country’s fiscally unsustainable subsidies for diesel are unmaintainable. So, enterprises are prompted to seek renewable solutions.
Obvious benefits of green energy
Renewable energy is readily available especially when you consider solar energy. It can help everyone reduce their energy bills and minimize their carbon footprint. If you want to learn more about the perks of green energy in Haiti for your home, business, or community, don’t hesitate to contact us here at DigitalKap!