Revolution Lighting chosen for Caribbean recovery efforts

GB Energie LED, a minority, woman-owned business committed to sourcing sustainable energy solutions, announced it has signed a partnership agreement with IMPACT Construction, LLC, a minority-owned construction company located in the Virgin Islands that provides start-to-finish solutions for building and…

Caribbean Nations Turn to Renewable Energy

The Caribbean faces several challenges to its energy sector, which harm the region’s people and potential for economic growth. The Caribbean power generation sector receives 87 percent of its energy production from imported fossil fuels, despite the availability of solar,…

Funds secured for new Jamaica’s new LED streetlight system

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$25 million to replace existing streetlights in Jamaica with high efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. The funds are being provided to the Jamaica Public Service Company…

CDB approves funds to support the energy transformation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a blended financing package of US$4.2 million loan and the equivalent of US$1 million in grant resources to further support the transformation of the energy sector in St. Vincent…

Caribbean Setting Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

Caribbean countries join a growing list of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which have set ambitious targets to switch to renewables. In October 2016, Barbados set a new target of generating 65 percent of its power from renewable sources by…

Energy efficiency upgrades saves Jamaican business $.5 million monthly

Chase Ramson’s decision to go green has been blessing the food and household product distribution company with another kind of green — just over half a million dollars in savings per month. Two years ago, the company installed a 60 kW…

Under the Lens: The Development of RE in Latin America & Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is a hotspot in low-carbon power generation. Declining costs, maturing technologies, and the sheer untapped potential for renewables offers an promising opportunity for continued development in the coming years. In particular, continuing investment in renewables will provide the…