Latin America And Caribbean Region Expected To Install 9GW Of Solar In 5 Years

That solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to become a dominant energy generation technology throughout the world is of no surprise to most, but the sheer wealth of possibility being forecast throughout the middle and southern hemispheres begins to give an idea…

Renewables Benefit Island Tourism, Says New IRENA Report

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on how how renewables can benefit island  tourism. The study, Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism, examines four renewable energy technologies: solar water heating, solar air conditioning, seawater air conditioning, and solar…

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…

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…

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…

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…