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New Power Plant Moving Jamaica Closer To Energy Security

New Power Plant Moving Jamaica Closer To Energy Security

  The construction of a new combined energy plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, is poised to help improve Jamaica’s energy security. At the same...


Bustamante Hospital To Save Millions With Solar Energy

  Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton (left), and Executive Chairman of the Guardsman Group, Kenneth Benjamin (2nd right), shake hands to symbolise the formal handover...


The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

More than 40 businesses and 26 Caribbean countries have joined together in support of a $1bn project to create the world’s first ‘climate smart zone’...


Anguilla Electricity Company Limited – Request for Proposal:

Reconstruction of Anglec Photovoltaic Generating Plant   44315a3f4161df3719a49a85c98288c2   Read...


Atomic Energy Agency has Advanced Jamaica’s Nuclear Technology Capacity – PIOJ Head

Atomic Energy Agency has Advanced Jamaica’s Nuclear Technology Capacity – PIOJ Head

The Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been pivotal in advancing the country’s...


F&S Solar Commissions Caribbean’s Largest PV Plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built...


Eastern Caribbean States Want Govt Buildings To Go Solar

Eastern Caribbean States Want Govt Buildings To Go Solar

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-profit association Solar Head of State for the development of solar...


Guyana Secures Financing for 100 MW Solar Project

The $80 million scheme is expected to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, with the support of the Norwegian government. The funds concerned were...


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...


PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


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Wigton Wind Farm Offering Renewable Energy Training Course

Wigton Wind Farm Offering Renewable Energy Training Course

Registration is now open for Wigton Wind Farm Limited’s upcoming training course in photovoltaic system design, from June 18 to 22.   The week-long course, to be...


Financing for Photovoltaic Park in Jamaica Successfully Completed

Financing for Photovoltaic Park in Jamaica Successfully Completed

The financing for a 51 MWp photovoltaic park in Jamaica has been completed.   Proparco, France’s development bank, and FMO, the Dutch development bank, will provide the...


Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

A loan of $64 million was awarded by French development bank Proparco and Dutch peer FMO. The facility will deliver electricity to the Jamaica Public...


Gov’t Poised for Significant Savings Under US$40m Energy Programme

Gov’t Poised for Significant Savings Under US$40m Energy Programme

The Government is poised to generate significant savings from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) implementation of the US$40-million Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).   The...


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...


Solar Plant Being Built in Westmoreland

Solar Plant Being Built in Westmoreland

Construction of a 37-megawatt solar energy plant in Westmoreland by Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited has commenced and is expected to be completed either late...


Cayman Company Brings Renewable Energy to Antigua

Cayman Company Brings Renewable Energy to Antigua

A Cayman Islands solar company has signed a US$20 million deal to bring renewable energy to a small Caribbean island. The catch is, it’s not...


Local Firm Inks $20M Renewable Energy Deal with Antigua and Barbuda GOV’T

Local firm GreenTech Solar signs a contract with the government of Antigua and Barbuda to deliver a 10 MW solar, wind, and energy storage system.   GreenTech’s...


DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

  Two renewable energy project developers in the Dominican Republic advanced financing plans this week, securing debt for solar and wind-powered projects on the Caribbean island.   Taiwanese...


Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

  Exclusive interview with Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an African Utility Week event partner.   “Accessing funding for replicable, scalable and transformative renewable...


10Power Leads Haiti Toward A Sustainable Future Powered By Solar Energy

The island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean is a perfect candidate for sociologists to study. On the eastern end is the Dominican Republic, which has...


IRP To Include Hydropower As Source of Renewable Energy, Says Energy Minister

IRP To Include Hydropower As Source of Renewable Energy, Says Energy Minister

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says a special component of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will be completed in...


ICAO/UNDP Solar-At-The-Gate Project Being Piloted in Jamaica

ICAO/UNDP Solar-At-The-Gate Project Being Piloted in Jamaica

Solar facilities designed to provide electricity for Terminal Gate Number One at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston were, on Tuesday (April 24),...


Massy Stores Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

Massy Stores Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

 On World Earth Day (April 22, 2018) Massy Stores announces its further commitment to reducing the distribution of plastic bags at all Massy Stores locations...


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...


Construction Begins On Hybrid Storage Facility In Jamaica

Construction Begins On Hybrid Storage Facility In Jamaica

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCO) has announced the start of construction on a new hybrid storage facility set to provide spinning reserve power to...


Gov’t Partners With UAE For Solar Car Park

The implementation of a solar car park at the Thomas A. Robinson National stadium will bring The Bahamas one step closer to realizing its goal...


PCJ Exploring Offshore Wind Farm

PCJ Exploring Offshore Wind Farm

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has got foreign backing for a prefeasibility study on the prospect of setting up another wind farm, but one that...


Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan's New Era of Caribbean Investment

Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan’s New Era of Caribbean Investment

In July 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on a historic 11-day tour of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, culminating in...


Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre – Leading the Regional Response to Climate Change

  + Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC), Everton Hanson. Since its inception in 2014, the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) programme has...


Biofuel Manufacturer to Invest US$95 Million in Jamaican Plant

Biofuel Manufacturer to Invest US$95 Million in Jamaican Plant

As renewable energy demands increase globally, bio-fuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC has officially announced plans to develop a large-scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica. The company has...




CDB President Addresses Caribbean Economic Issues

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean countries recorded “modest” economic growth last year even as the region recorded its fourth consecutive year of economic recovery following the global...


Latin America grew solar power by 370% in 2014, expected to triple again in 2015

  If there’s a place where solar power makes sense, it’s Latin America. The region has many problems, but lack of sun isn’t one of them. According to...


Caribbean and Europe Generate Dynamic Cooperation

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe – European Cooperation Day was commemorated in the Caribbean last month under the theme of “Sharing borders to grow closer”.   The special day, commemorated...


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...


EU, Spain, IDB to help Caribbean develop renewable energy

    NEW YORK, (CMC) – The Inter America Development Bank (IDB) says it is prepared to work with donor organisations and countries to avoid duplication on...


EU, Spain, IDB to help Caribbean develop renewable energy

NEW YORK, (CMC) – The Inter America Development Bank (IDB) says it is prepared to work with donor organisations and countries to avoid duplication on...


Wind works from Canada to Curacao

  US Manufacturer Manitowoc’s GMK6400 all terrain crane worked on several wind energy projects in the past year. These involved one unit being transported across the...





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