With almost constant year-round access to the Sun’s energy, Barbados is well positioned to build on its current exploits in renewable energy.

This is according to Heiko Stieber, project manager with SMA Solar Technology, a German company that supplies photovoltaic panels and regulation systems.

The company recently worked with Emera Caribbean Renewables Limited on a major local project.

Mr Stieber said the initial investment is usually the greatest challenge to installing any photovoltaic system, since it is often quite substantial.

He said ultimately Barbados could explore other types of renewable energy to have a mixture of systems.

Exerpts from: Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation