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Solar Installed in St. Lucia

In an effort to further promote the use of renewable energy in St. Lucia, government has moved to install photovoltaic systems at the National Mental Wellness Centre (NMWC) and the headquarters of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). This is in keeping with its promise to transition to 35 percent renewable energy for electricity generation [...]

By | 2016-01-06T03:54:55+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Grenada Invests 6.4 Million EC in Solar

The Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC), the island’s sole electricity supplier, said it has signed an EC$ 6.4 million to increase solar electricity generation. GRENLEC did not state with whom it signed the agreement, but indicated that “it’s the largest renewable energy investment in Grenada to date”. It said that it had finalised a contract [...]

By | 2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

5MW Solar Farm Approved in Cayman Islands

CUC has awarded a contract for 5 megawatt (MW) plant to be built by Entropy Cayman Solar Limited on a 20-acre site. It will include over 21,000 poly-crystalline photovoltaic (solar) modules each with a DC-rated capacity of 305 watts and will be connected to CUC’s Bodden Town substation. The project will provide clean renewable solar [...]

By | 2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Solar Powered School in Barbados

A new project in Barbados is adding solar power to some of the country’s primary schools. The island’s government has partnered with Japan, with $121,818 in funding helping to procure and install solar photovoltaic systems at four primary schools. The four schools are Charles F. Broome Memorial, Luther Thorne Memorial, Grantley Prescod and Good Shepherd [...]

By | 2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Google’s Project Sunroof

Google now lets you see if your house is a good candidate for installing solar panels. Project Sunroof, a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, shows you how much solar power your roof could generate using Google Maps and the data it has about the surroundings of your home. This means it [...]

By | 2017-04-28T01:08:19+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Tesla’s new Powerwall

The Tesla Powerwall charges using solar power, but it also integrates with the grid “to harness excess power and give customers the flexibility to draw energy from their own reserve.” The batteries recharge in a ‘smart’ way, saving money by picking low-rate periods when electricity is cheapest. They store solar energy for later, for example [...]

By | 2015-05-01T17:43:41+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Boost for Solar Energy

After a successful Renewable Energy Rider pilot programme, plans are in place to significantly increase the existing eight to nine megawatts produced by the end of the year. This update was given by Managing Director Designate Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd (BL&P) Roger Blackman yesterday as he addressed the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s [...]

By | 2015-04-30T13:42:50+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

Solar Poised for Growth

Thomas Timmins, a lawyer at Gowlings in Toronto who heads the firm’s renewable energy practice, is not surprised by predictions from one of the world’s biggest solar-panel makers that the world may experience a shortage of solar panels later this year. “Solar has crossed a threshold,” Timmins said. “Not only on islands such as Hawaii, [...]

By | 2015-04-29T13:59:13+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Solar Energy|0 Comments

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+00:00 December 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments