Teething Problems for the SolarMill Hybrid Installation in Kingston, Jamaica

The SolarMill solar-wind hybrid installation in Kingston, Jamaica has received much pressed since it was launched a year ago. It is the world's largest hybrid solar-wind project and opened to much fanfare. However, at least one solar expert is questioning how much…

Transforming the energy landscape in the Eastern Caribbean

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) aim to transform the energy landscape in the Eastern Caribbean. The three agencies will support the efforts of Eastern Caribbean states to reduce high energy costs and dependence on…

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…

NRG Energy Purchases 4-MW Solar Facility on St. Croix USVI

Toshiba International Corporation has sold its four-megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar Project in St Croix to NRG Energy. The facility, which began construction in April, will eventually power 1,500 homes in St Croix wiht solar energy and create around 100…

The Caribbean needs a Marshall Plan for Clean Energy

Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados’ signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel. The nearby public shower facility sports a panel as well. So does…

Creating the Right Climate for RE Investment in the Caribbean

CDB President, Dr. Warren Smith speaks with Bloomberg on how the Caribbean can make the transition to renewable energy by capitalising on available opportunities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNQGw1FmUY  

Largest Commercial Rooftop Solar PV System in Cayman Begins Installation

This week Cayman Solar began installing what will be the single largest rooftop solar PV system in The Cayman Islands. Cayman Solar is the latest company to rise in the Caribbean Solar Energy Market and is currently installing the largest…

New Pilot Solar Project on Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos-based Fortis TCI Ltd., owner of the islands' electric utility, recently installed a 35.25kW solar photovoltaic system on the company's headquarters in Providenciales. The pilot project aims to serve as a model for solar development in Turks and Caicos where financial…