Ocean thermal energy plant power moves a step closer in Cayman

Plans for a floating power plant that will harness solar energy stored in Cayman’s coastal waters are moving forward following the completion of an environmental impact study. The owners of OTEC Cayman Ltd., told the Cayman Compass their consultants have…

Pilot ocean thermal energy project in Virgin Islands

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp (OTE) announcedthat the first draft of the master plan for a renewables-powered EcoVillage in the US Virgin Islands has been completed. Pennsylvania-based OTE designs and develops deep-water hydrothermal clean energy systems that generate renewable power through…

The Road to Renewable Islands

Since 2012, the Ten Island Challenge has garnered much attention from clean energy stakeholders in the Caribbean. It is the brainchild of Richard Branson, the Carbon War Room and Christiana Figueres, Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),…

The Caribbean a Strong Contender for Ocean Power

Island nations in the developing world are especially well placed to benefit from technology that exploits a new potential source of energy from sea water: ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), experts have said. The technology uses sea water from the ocean depths to generate…

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…

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  

Barbados Pursuing Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source - water. Minister in the Barbados' Prime Minister's Office with responsibility for…