The Carambola Golf Club will receive a $124,467 grant from the Rural Energy for America Program at a small, informal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the club.
The funds will be used to help install a 76 kilowatt solar array, which will be used for the operation of the clubhouse complex; a 220 kilowatt lithium storage battery that will supply nighttime power for the entire facility; plus two 30 kilowatt propane generators that will reduce energy cost, according to the news release from REAP.
According to the release, it will be the largest grant REAP has awarded in the Virgin Islands. The Rural Energy for America Program is open to all small businesses and agricultural producers in the territory and can reimburse up to 25 percent of project costs.
The total cost of the project will be $497,867, with $373,410 being raised from other sources.
Attending the event will be Delegate Stacey Plaskett and the REAP management team from its office Gainesville, Fla.