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Caribbean Islands Plug Into Electric Car Revolution

With her foot down to show off the acceleration of the zippy electric car, Joanna Edghill spins around the car park before plugging the vehicle...


Japan Gifts Guyana US$17.8m for Renewable Energy -Further US$1.3m Going To Street Lamps

Japan Gifts Guyana US$17.8m for Renewable Energy -Further US$1.3m Going To Street Lamps

The Government of Guyana yesterday clinched a deal with Japan for US$17.8m in renewable energy for the city.Tokyo, in an agreement which had been announced...


T&T Company Charges Ahead With Renewable Solutions

With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy.   Local company Davis...


Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

This was stated by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the...


PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects

PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund are jointly investing in energy-efficient and renewable energy interventions in six...


Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is to undertake an initiative to provide low-income off-grid communities with Solar PV-Kits.   This was stated by Minister of Science,...


Wigton training lab offers course on energy audits

  The Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab is offering an intensive renewable energy training course, covering Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Solar Water Heaters and Energy Audits...


Youth Energy Corps to be formed to Promote Solar Lanterns

Youth Energy Corps to be formed to Promote Solar Lanterns 🗺

A Youth Energy Corps will be formed under the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and will be responsible for publicly educating people...


UK Start-up Eyes global Floating Solar Market

UK Start-up Eyes global Floating Solar Market

A start-up is launching a pontoon manufacturing facility in the UK with a capacity equivalent of 12MW.   AqvaFloat has commissioned the facility in Whitehaven, Cumbria with...


Gov't to deliver 5,000 energy-saving bulbs to poor households

Gov’t to deliver 5,000 energy-saving bulbs to poor households 🗺

The Government is taking steps to distribute thousands of solar lamps to poor households.   In his contribution to the Budget Debate in Gordon House Tuesday, Prime...


Registration is now open for a Solar Energy and Fuel Cells course which will run from March 19 – 23, 2018 at the Wigton Renewable...


Seven Kingston and St. Andrew Constituencies to Receive Solar Lanterns

Seven Kingston and St. Andrew Constituencies to Receive Solar Lanterns 🗺

    Seven constituencies in Kingston and St. Andrew are to benefit from a pilot programme that will result in solar lanterns being distributed to replace opens...


ATL expanding commercial renewable energy options

ATL expanding commercial renewable energy options 🗺

  Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) says it has been expanding its offerings of commercial renewable energy options via its Energy Solutions Division.   The firm has been at...


JPS cuts eStore prices, rebrands energy services arm

JPS cuts eStore prices, rebrands energy services arm 🗺

  Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is announcing the launch of its rebranded service, JPS Energy Solutions, which will position the company as a one-stop energy provider. The...


NWC to Embark on Renewable Energy Pilot

NWC to Embark on Renewable Energy Pilot 🗺

To modernise operations of the National Water Commission (NWC), the entity is seeking to install a five-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system at the Mona Reservoir in...


Solar powered cyber cafe commissioned

Solar powered cyber cafe commissioned 🗺

The Ministry of Science Energy and Technology has commissioned its first solar powered community computer laboratory.   Located in Sterling Castle, St Andrew, the facility enables community...


Renewable Energy Will Significantly Reduce Money Spent on Oil – Minister

Renewable Energy Will Significantly Reduce Money Spent on Oil – Minister 🗺

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says Jamaica’s potential to generate and utilise renewable energy would significantly reduce what the...


Ground broken for largest solar plant in the Caribbean 🗺

While Jamaica continues to lead the rest of the world in energy diversification, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that his...


JPS CEO wants company at forefront of renewable sector

JPS CEO wants company at forefront of renewable sector 🗺

PRESIDENT and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Emanuel DaRosa says he wants to leave a legacy of a more...


Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum

Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum 🗺

HOMEOWNERS and business operators seeking to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being encouraged to attend the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab’s one-day...


JPS Boss Targets Renewable Energy Investment Barriers

  JPS President and CEO Emanuel DaRosa    JPS President and CEO Emanuel DaRosa addressing CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Client Appreciation Reception last Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus...


Solar Power On Brink Of Huge Boom, Social Research Indicates

Solar Power On Brink Of Huge Boom, Social Research Indicates

Solar power stands at the precipice of explosive growth, according to Brewster McCracken, CEO of Pecan Street, a research institute located in Austin, Texas, that...


Breaking Down Barriers to Renewable Energy Development in the Caribbean

Most Caribbean islands began generating electricity for municipal use around the 1930s through the establishment of public utility companies. But it wasn’t until the U.S....


Desalination Capacity Rises to 140 Million m3/Day in 2020 as Green Energy Expands Viability

Desalination Capacity Rises to 140 Million m3/Day in 2020 as Green Energy Expands Viability

  BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – May 24, 2016) – Desalination — converting sea water into fresh water — will grow at 8% annually to 140 million cubic...


Cuba to Increase Electric Power Generation by 2030

Montevideo, Apr 27.- A change in the electric power matrix will allow Cuba to increase its own energy production from 4 to 24 percent of...


Cuba to Increase Electric Power Generation by 2030

Montevideo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) A change in the electric power matrix will allow Cuba to increase its own energy production from 4 to 24...


PRODUCING ENERGY ON ISLANDS: MAROONED

PRODUCING ENERGY ON ISLANDS: MAROONED

The industry publication, “POWER” published a story on generating power on islands and the challenges. Puerto Rico, and several pacific islands are featured. The US...


Saint Lucia increases renewable energy use

Saint Lucia increases renewable energy use

The island builds climate resilience by increasing renewable energy use in the public sector. The National Mental Wellness Centre (NMWC) and the headquarters of the National...


February Completion For Wigton III On Track

February Completion For Wigton III On Track

  The construction of Wigton III, the 24- megawatt (MW) expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester, is slated to be completed on time...


Caribbean Governments’ Warning On Climate Change As Antigua Airport Gets 3MWp PV plant

Caribbean Governments’ Warning On Climate Change As Antigua Airport Gets 3MWp PV plant

A 3MWp solar power plant connected to energy storage has been completed at Antigua’s VC Bird International airport, part of a wider 10MWp project for...


Solar Swells in Barbados; Capacity Set to Double in 2016

Solar Swells in Barbados; Capacity Set to Double in 2016

Recent legislative changes in Barbados present an attractive opportunity for solar investors and developers. Learn more in the Barbados Solar PV Market Insightreport. The last two years...


Gov’t Must Move Swiftly On Renewable Energy

Gov’t Must Move Swiftly On Renewable Energy

Government should consider fast tracking its thrust towards renewable energy especially since the approval of Cayman’s first solar power farm was long overdue. So said GreenTech...




How This Caribbean Country is Providing Energy for Remote Communities

How This Caribbean Country is Providing Energy for Remote Communities

  A home fitted with a solar system in Guyana   While Guyana has a population of around 740,000 people, it’s also one of the least densely populated...


College Powers Barbados Course

College Powers Barbados Course

Ron Common, president of Sault College.     Ron Common helped flip the switch on a new renewable energy course at a post-secondary institution in Barbados.   The Sault College...


Latin America and Caribbean region primed for solar development

Hot Markets on spot to intall 9 GW Solar PV  within 5 Year,  according to NPD  Solarbuzz Report.    Solar photovoltaic technology is poised to play a substantial...


Clean Tech Can Help Solve Income Inequality in Trinidad and Tobago

Germany now has more solar workers than America has steel workers. Unlike the old industries, the jobs created in clean tech are diverse rather than...


Global Solar Opportunity Tool (Beta Version): A Tool for Policymakers and Energy Analysts

Global Solar Opportunity Tool Website (Beta Version) Fact Sheet: A Tool for Policymakers (PDF) Examples of Map Products from the Tool (PDF) Data Sources and Analysis Methodology (PDF) Contact: global.re.opp@nrel.gov Overview The...


Carbon Could Be Solar Power Breakthrough

Carbon and solar energy are two of the most plentiful resources on Earth, and researchers at Northwestern University say they have found a way to use one...


Pythagoras Solar windows and energy breakthrough

A lot of sunlight hits tall office buildings, only to go to waste. Their relatively small roofs don’t offer much space for solar panels. A solar...





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