BWA signs multimillion solar deal

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has signed onto a multimillion-dollar deal which will see Lakes Folly, The City become the home of a state-of-the-art solar car port. BWA chairman Dr Atlee Brathwaite signed the US$3.5 million grant at BWA headquarters…

VINLEC to build first solar-battery storage microgrid in the Grenadines

CEO of St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) and a Curacao solar energy firm, EcoEnergy, N.V. have signed a contract to start the engineering, procurement, and construction for the utility’s first solar battery storage microgrid., located on the island of…

Aldelano Solar to provide water and power to hurricane-devastated communities

Aldelano Solar will provide off-grid relief to hurricane-devastated Antigua, Barbuda and British Virgin Islands in the form of solar products that can produce drinking water and power.  The company has developed a line of products that provide off-grid refrigeration, water…

Ground broken for largest solar plant in the Caribbean

While Jamaica continues to lead the rest of the world in energy diversification, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that his Government does not intend to become complacent but will intensify its efforts to reduce the…

Barbados to grant licences to IPPs

The Barbados government says independent power producers interested in supplying electricity to the national grid will be able to apply for licences by early next year. Energy Minister Darcy Boyce said that recommendations on licensing systems for these producers should…

PVs withstand hurricanes better than many buildings

Photovoltaics systems withstood the hurricane in the Caribbean better than many buildings. Now they are an important element in rebuilding the infrastructure. When hurricane Maria made landfall on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico on 20th September, the Humacao solar…

What It Will Take to Rebuild the Caribbean With Clean Energy

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Maria on energy systems in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean highlight an energy security problem that has been lurking for decades. Massive damage to centralized grids will mean that many of…

Caribbean Investment Forum puts resilience into sharp focus

Urgent investment into infrastructure more resilient to climate change is needed to allow Caribbean island nations to achieve their clean energy, sustainable development plans, a high-level meeting of representatives from Caribbean governments, development partners and regional organizations in Saint Lucia…

Recent Initiatives on Saint Lucia

Like most island nations in the Caribbean, electricity generation relies on imported diesel fuel, leaving it vulnerable to a costly and volatile energy source. At the same time, the island boasts strong renewable resource potential, including solar, wind, and geothermal.…

Microgrid to power Aruba

A Caribbean island is adopting microgrid technologies as part of its clean energy strategy to become fossil-fuel free.The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba will use ABB‘s microgrid to harness wind and solar power to create a sustainable electricity system for a…

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…