Kim Collins Highway, St. Kitts trial


Kim Collins Highway, St. Kitts trial





This report provides information on the induction street lighting trials underway in St. Kitts.
St. Kitts is an island situated in the West Indies, Caribbean Sea about 2,100km southeast of Miami, Florida.
¨St. Kitts and Nevis continue their march in becoming an entirely-green-energy country, in order to not only improve the quality of life of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, but also to reduce the enormous expenditures that the government expends on a regular basis for electrification of various parts of the country.” – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.


The highway on which AMKO SOLARA Lighting Co., Ltd. has installed the streetlights is named after Kim Collins, a four-time Olympian for St. Kitts and Nevis.
For the Kim Collins Highway trial Amko installed 100 induction streetlights of 80W.
Initially the government wanted to install 150W HPS streetlights for the highway, but in their goal of making the entire twin-island federation sustainably fueled they opted for the more energy efficient solution of Induction.


In the table below you can see a comparison of the energy and costs that will be saved by choosing Induction lighting.




Savings %
Power Consumption
Annual Electricity cost
$ 224
$ 116
Replacement cost per bulb
$ 20
Cost of labor per bulb
$ 35
Replacement Cost 100 bulbs in 10 year
$ 22,000




*Operate 12 hours per day / electricity pricing USD 0.3/kWh

This section describes the general information about avenue de Tilleuls.

Initial power readings suggest that;
1. Power consumption has been reduced by 51%, using 88W system wattage instead of 180W.
2. Therefor the annual electricity bill for these streetlights has been reduced by 52%.
3. And last but certainly not least the replacement costs have been completely taken out over this 10 year period. Regular HPS lamps require replacement every 2 years, Induction lamps last up to a 100,000 hours thus do not require replacement in this 10 year period.

Both the Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of St. Kitts and Nevis admire Taiwan for its achievements in renewable energy and thank Taiwan for sharing its expertise with them in this field.

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