St. Thomas USVI - Share the Sun, a solar affordability program, will begin accepting applications from low-income families on St. Thomas and St. John starting February 6th.  
Share the Sun is a reduced-cost portable solar generator program. This program is being administered through Community Action NOW and Rotary Club of St Thomas East ECO with the support of Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Conservation Society, Island Green Living. Solar generators are a great option for families to keep the lights on during power outages and natural disasters, charge medical devices, cell phones, and some appliances. The solar generators offer built-in 1800w pure sine wave inverter and a 60Ah lead acid battery, three 110v AC outlets, a DC outlet & USB port on the front of the unit. The unit also has a separate 100-watt solar panel on wheels to charge the battery.  
In 2022, more than 55 families on the island of St. Thomas participated in this program. We are excited to launch Phase 2 for income-eligible families on St. Thomas and now St. John. Share the Sun also offers a retail sales option for families who do not qualify for our reduced-cost program. Families can purchase the devices at full cost, directly supporting the Share the SUN's reduced-cost program. Devices sold at full cost help to grow our reduced cost program and is reinvested in the Share the Sun program, helping more families to gain access to solar.  
"We must do all that we can to help families save money and keep the lights on,” said Iffat Walker, Executive Director, Community Action NOW!  
Pre-registration opens on 2.6.23. Please visit our website at or call 340.474.1510. 
Natures Generator Gold units also available for Retail Purchase from Rotary East Eco. 
All proceeds from retail sales go to support the reduced cost program
Many people who do not financially qualify for the reduced cost have expressed an interest in purchasing a Natures Generator Gold unit for their use in our frequent power outages and after storms.  Rotary East Eco is now making these units available for sale for $1,200 each at our recently opened Red Hook Thrift Shop, open on Fridays 10-4 where we have a demonstration unit.  The units may also be purchased online through the PayPal "Donate" button at the top of our website.  Here is a flyer on the Natures Generator Gold units.