The island of Saba has reached a milestone. The diesel generators only run here at night. In 2050, the energy supply of the Netherlands must be sustainable and CO2 neutral. The Caribbean Saba is almost there.
At the end of last month, the entire island ran on solar energy for 2 hours and the diesel generators could be switched off completely between 3 and 5 p.m. The last work is currently being completed for the storage of 1.5 megawatt hours of solar power. Saba now has two solar parks that are also virtually huricane proof and it is expected that Saba will be able to provide its own electricity for 9 to 10 hours on sunny days without using diesel. This ensures a significant decrease in CO2 emissions and also makes Caribbean Saba less dependent on fossil fuels and therefore less vulnerable to high energy prices as we currently see them.