Belize receives grant from landmark UAE-Caribbean renewable energy fund

Belize will receive a grant from he UAE-Caribbean renewable energy fund for the emPOWER Rural Electrification project (emPOWER Project). The emPOWER Project aims to provide renewable energy solutions to assist Belize in achieving universal energy access. This project plans to install 344…

Sint Eustatius’ Battery Storage System Exceeds Expectations

SMA Sunbelt's battery storage system exceeds performance forecasts in first year of operation. In March 2016, SMA Sunbelt commissioned the 1.89 MW solar PV and 1 MW/572 kWh Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery energy storage system in Sint Eustatius. The objective…

US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Announced

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to…

New Sustainable Energy Facility for Eastern Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed off on the Sustainable Energy Facility, a US$71.5 million loan and grant package that will fund renewable energy and institutional capacity projects in six Eastern Caribbean countries.…

Vestas Wins Another Supply Deal in the Dominican Republic

Vestas has won a supply deal for wind turbines at the 49.5MW Larimar wind farm in the Dominican Republic. The contract is with Spain-based Grupo Cobra to supply 15 V112 3.3MW machines in the second quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the…

Two New Solar Farms Planned for St Kitts-Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis will build two new solar farms, according to Cartwright Farrell, CEO of the St Kitts Electricity Corporation (SKELEC). The projects leverages the success of the country's existing solar farm located at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The airport solar…

Cork Hill/Weekes Geothermal, Montserrat

In 2012, Montserrat began developing the island’s first geothermal project. Funds were provided by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (roughly $13.5 million) and the Caribbean Development Bank, with in-kind contributions from the government itself. Iceland Drilling was awarded…

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion in the Caribbean

A number of island states in the Caribbean and Pacific have Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) resources within 10 kilometres of their shores, though projects remain few and far between. This is surprising since OTEC seems to be especially well-suited for remote…

Consolidated Water Solar Project at Abel Castillo Water Works, Cayman Islands

Consolidated Water installed 234 Suniva solar panels at its Abel Castillo Water Works in Governor’s Harbor. The panels are installed on the 7,850-square-feet top of one of the its three 1-million-gallon storage tanks. The panels, each rated at 250 watts, fuel the site’s four water-distribution…

Financing Green Projects In Barbados

Many recent studies have shown Barbados to be a challenging environment for renewable energy and green technology financing. The country dropped 5 spots in the Climatescope 2013 ranking although the 2014 Electric Light and Power Act tries to stem the tide. In a push…