Sungrow’s Energy Storage System in the Bahamas

A leading PV inverter system solution supplier, Sungrow, has announced is has provided the entire energy storage system, including an UL certified SC250KU storage inverter, for a commercial and Industrial (C&I) PV plus storage project in the Bahamas. This announcement…

Bahamas launches solarization programme

The Government of The Bahamas’ intention to launch “an ambitious, solarization programme” in The Bahamas over the next five years is expected to result in numerous benefits for The Bahamas as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) as well as…

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…

Jamaica Gets First Grant Under US Clean Energy Finance Facility

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the first grant through the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA), to help develop a 37 megawatt solar farm in Westmoreland. CEFF-CCA will provide support…

Skytron energy to equip largest power plant in the Caribbean

skytron® energy has been commissioned to provide monitoring and supervision technology for a 57.6 MWp solar power plant in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The plant named “Oriana” is owned by solar power producer and investor Sonnedix and is the largest plant…

The financial case for renewable energy on Barbados

With an estimated 66 cents in every dollar currently going towards this island’s fuel import bill, the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) says there is one sure way for Government to grow the economy. However, BREA President Aidan Rogers is…

Largest solar facility yet announced for Jamaica

Following the launch of a major new wind farm on the island, the Jamaican government announced that it was finalizing an agreement with Eight Rivers Energy Company to build and operate a 33.1-megawatt solar facility at Paradise Park in Westmoreland. The project…

New Solar Power Plant at V.C. Bird International Airport

A new airport solar power project was recently completed at the V.C. Bird International Airport  in Antigua. The 3 MWp sun2live solar installation including more than 12,000 photovoltaic panels was developed and constructed by the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Limited. The sun2live solar plant construction…

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…

Jamaica set for first utility-scale solar PV power plant

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation has agreed to finance Jamaica’s first utility-scale solar PV power plant. A 20 MW solar PV project under development in Clarendon, Jamaica, has secured $47 million in debt financing under the US Government’s Caribbean Energy Security Initiative.…

A Sweep of New RE Policies in Jamaica

Jamaica's Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says Government's policy shift on alternative energy, including the provision of incentives, is resulting in greater use of and investments in renewable options. Under the policy, Government is facilitating access to low interest rate loans for…

Restructuring Puerto Rico’s Ailing Utility

Puerto Rico looks set to miss its target to achieve 12% renewable energy by next year. The island currently generates between 2-6% of its electricity from alternative, clean sources – namely hydro, wind and solar power. This is surprising considering Puerto Rico’s…

Cayman Renewable Energy Association Launched

The new Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA) was formally launched this Thursday. The new group, of roughly a dozen-members is chaired by GreenTech Group Founder and CEO James Whittaker. As quoted in the Caymen Compass, “The renewable industry in Cayman has now reached a…

Renewable Energy Needs Stronger Support from Government

Caribbean states have promised to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and transition to a more renewable energy economy. Saint Lucia and Aruba has even gone so far as to vowed to transition to 100% renewable energy generation as part of the Ten…

Jamaica Aims to Lead RE in the Caribbean

Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says that it can, predicting that, by the middle of next year, Jamaica will be the leading country in the region in the gross production of renewable energy. The country is already one of the…