Solar in St. Kitts

Plans to construct two new solar farms on St Kitts will assist in the steadfast movement toward the establishment of a green economy and savings of millions of dollars in diesel purchases annually. Prime Minister Dr Denzil L Douglas said at a news conference recently in an effort to maintain the forward momentum regarding the [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00December 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Energy Investments

Solar water heaters have been a feature of our local landscape for some time; in more recent years, there has been a moderate move towards photovoltaic and wind turbine systems. We therefore applaud homeowners and companies that have made the step into the renewable energy sector. While no doubt pushed by saving costs on electricity [...]

By |2015-04-29T13:59:14+00:00November 16th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goldfield Solar Attended The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

CREF 2014 in Miami was a sell-out event. 450 stakeholders from 41 countries signed up to attend before registration was closed early. The unprecedented interest in CREF speaks to the track-record of the conference as the single most important gathering of the regional energy market on the annual calendar. More significantly it speaks to the [...]

By |2015-04-29T13:59:14+00:00October 25th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business Owner Saves using Solar System

A New Kingston business owner is reaping the benefits of reduced energy costs, following the installation of a US$30,000 photovoltaic solar system at her premises. Operator of the Oasis on the Oxford, Lorraine Clunie, is encouraging other small business owners to take the step towards renewable energy, following a dramatic reduction in her electricity bills [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00October 6th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Power Growing in Barbados

Barbados is making headway when it comes to being environmentally conscious and one of the ways of showing this is by making sure that the entire Bay Street Esplanade is generated by solar power. Word of this came from General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, who delivered remarks at the National [...]

By |2015-04-29T13:59:14+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons for Successful Development of Caribbean Solar

Solar power’s tremendous potential in the Caribbean has long been recognized. Based on recent reports, realization of that promise may finally be on the horizon. More than a dozen island nations in the Caribbean rely on imported oil and coal for electricity generation. Rates for electricity are off the charts – as much as four [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00September 9th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BL&P Not Stifling Renewable Energy

The recent ruling by Fair Trade Commission in response to a motion by the Barbados Light & Power Company to switch to a “by all/ sell all” billing arrangement for all new customers having systems above 2kW is not meant to discourage renewable energy users. This from Managing Director Designate Roger Blackman, despite the move, [...]

By |2015-04-29T13:59:14+00:00August 28th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar and Waste to Energy for Nevis

The government of Nevis Island, a small island in the Caribbean Sea, has signed off a deal that will see a waste to energy facility constructed on the island in partnership with Baltimore, Maryland based renewable energy firm, Omni-Alpha. According to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the deal has been agreed between the company and [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00August 27th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barbados Well Positioned For Solar

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 [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00August 26th, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Facility to be Built by NRG in US Virgin Islands

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba). Once completed, the power will be sold to the U.S. [...]

By |2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00July 21st, 2014|Solar Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments