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CARICOM collaborating to develop renewable energy sector

In Barbados, Solaris Energy Limited opened the Caribbean’s newest and most modern 8,000 square-foo trenewable energy manufacturing facility in St Phillip.

Solaris Energy’s subsidiary Solaris Global Energy Limited will continue to produce flat plate solar water heaters, including the popular Solaris 500; and add to its product line new vacuum tube solar water heaters and photovoltaic (PV) electricity products and systems. The factory opening was celebrated with an opening gala attended by Senator Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister of Barbados, who also was the featured speaker. […]

Solaris Energy’s efforts fit directly within CARICOM’s Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme to remove the barriers to the use of renewable energy and to foster its development and commercialization within the region. Keith Scotland, chairman of Solaris Energy’s board of directors said the vision of the company is to provide affordable, renewable energy choices, and to show how collaboration between nations is drives greater success.

“We at Solaris Energy are a combination of Bajan innovation and Trini drive and entrepreneurial skill. This is a collaboration to which our group chairman George Nicholas remains committed to developing in order to be model for CARICOM countries in how co-operation between entities of different Caribbean countries is essential to achieve a common goal.”

Studies conducted by consultants through the Inter-American Development Bank estimate that Caribbean economies could save approximately 20 percent of electricity needs through energy efficiency. Such savings only may be realized by the adoption of renewable and efficient energy practices. […]

Solaris Energy’s leaders are committed to its mission of alleviating global warming by lessening reliance on fossil fuels for electricity; by increasing the availability of affordable renewable energy products to reduce household electricity expenses; and by developing a competitive and sustainable industry, thereby creating jobs and regional income. All this is aimed at creating a better quality of life and future for all people.

 

Source: http://repeatingislands.com/2012/10/28/modern-renewable-energy-factory-in-caribbean-opens-in-barbados/



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