PV ENERGY FOR WATER TREATMENT
SMART POWER ON JUMBY BAY ISLAND
As a remote small Caribbean island in the north of Antigua, Jumby Bay Island requires thoughtful energy solutions. For the residential area “Pure Turquoise” meeco (through its joint venture company PV Energy Limited) has designed and developed in 2016 a smart energy system comprising of several parts that are intelligently interlinked and connected. Thus, the property owner can cover the energy and potable water demand self-sufficiently. The 51 kWp ground-mounted sun2live solar energy system powers a sun2water water treatment plant that purifies water by means of the physical process reverse osmosis. Through a semipermeable membrane, ions, molecules and larger particles are removed from drinking water. An external pressure is applied in order to reverse the natural flow of water and to push the solution through the membrane and remove contaminants from potable water. Furthermore, the generated surplus of energy is stored in batteries of the sun2safe energy management and storage solution, which ensures a close monitoring of the power consumption.