Bridgetown Wind Turbine

On December 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados installed the U.S. Department of State’s first wind power turbine at an overseas mission. This 20 kilowatt capacity turbine generates approximately 56 megawatts of clean renewable energy annually, reducing the Embassy’s carbon dioxide emissions by 38 metric tons per year. Larry Palmer, former U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States noted that “this shows we ‘walk the walk’ as well as we ‘talk the talk’ when it comes to being serious about mitigating climate change and promoting renewable energy.”  The 70-foot-high wind turbine is the largest in Barbados.