For many decades, every time a light was turned there had to be a diesel generator running to power it. The diesel powerplant was running around the clock, 365 days a year, just like every other islanded community in the Caribbean. Since the PV microgrid was started up early in 2021, the sun has been powering all of the lights and other island loads for about 65% to 90% of the day. Diesel consumption has dropped overall by about 75%, and now visitors hear chirping bananaquits and parrots when exploring the island rather than diesel engines. The solar microgrid is safe, quiet, and reliable, and the project is a low-risk, smart investment. Most of the time there is no diesel smoke wafting downwind of the island and there’s a much lower chance of diesel fuel spills on land or in the pristine waters. Maintenance costs also are reduced, and overall there is much more cash available for other island improvements.