Solar Signing In July of 2013 UVI entered into a 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with New Generation Power for a 3MW Solar System.  With a PPA UVI will not be responsible for the construction or the maintenance of the system.  We will be required to pay for the energy produced, at a rate cheaper than what we are paying WAPA.  At the end of the 20 years UVI will have the option to buy the system.  The system will be split between the St. Thomas and the St. Croix campus.  This project will ensure that UVI hits its goal of a 60% reduction on the dependence of fossil fuel by 2015.  The system is estimated to produce 4.5M kWh.  The project will also provide electric vehicle charging stations, fixed labs, and mobile labs.  The labs will help create an educational component for the whole USVI community.