Virgin seeks proposals for renewable energy project on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island

WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--
The Carbon War Room (CWR), Homer Energy, and Reznick Think Energy, LLC (RTE)
launched a request for proposals (RFP) today on behalf of Virgin Limited Edition
for the provision of renewable energy and energy services on Necker Island in
the British Virgin Islands, home of Sir Richard Branson. The goals of the RFP
are to reduce and/or eliminate the use of fossil fuels for electricity on Necker
Island and to install systems that provide savings and reduce costs on the

"I am excited about the prospect of ensuring that Necker becomes a greener, more
sustainable island. We are working with The Carbon War Room to ensure that the
lessons we learn can be used by other islands in their transformation to a
sustainable and prosperous future," said Sir Richard Branson, founder of the
Carbon War Room. 

The successful implementation of renewable energy systems on the island will
represent the centerpiece for the Sir Richard Branson and Carbon War Room`s `10
Island Challenge` commitment made at Rio+20 United Nations Conference on
Sustainable Development, in June 2012, which seeks to assist 10 island nations
around the world to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels by 2020. 

The Request for Proposal has two phases of bids: 

Phase 1: Engineering and design solutions for a 750 kW of solar PV in an open
field, 8 kW of PV on the Great House, and Solar Carports. 

Phase 2: Indicative bids sought for a wind turbine, significant load controls
and batteries, and an overall energy supply and management contract. 

Virgin Limited Edition will purchase all services and products from one party or
multiple products and services from a variety of parties, and the selected
bidders will have the ability to take advantage of significant marketing
opportunities throughout the project`s lifecycle and beyond. All respondents
will be able to access the entire RFP or sections of the RFP after signing a
Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) and paying an administration fee. 

Interested parties should use the following link to learn more about the RFP:

The Carbon War Room is a global entrepreneurial initiative set up by Sir Richard
Branson that accelerates entrepreneurial solutions to deploy profitable,
scalable clean technologies across industry sectors; and is a registered US

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen
for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense
of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes
Necker Island in the Caribbean`s British Virgin Islands.

RTE is a consulting firm focusing on renewable energy generation that assists
project developers, financiers, governmental organizations, and consumers and
generators of renewable power.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, HOMER Energy LLC provides software, services, and
community tools to professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts in the energy
industry who desire to analyze and optimize distributed power systems and
systems that incorporate high penetrations of renewable energy

Reznick Think Energy
Helen Tocco, 310-843-8272 

Copyright Business Wire 2013

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