Caribbean Nations Turn to Renewable Energy

The Caribbean faces several challenges to its energy sector, which harm the region’s people and potential for economic growth. The Caribbean power generation sector receives 87 percent of its energy production from imported fossil fuels, despite the availability of solar,…

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.…

Vestas to supply turbines totalling 48MW in the Dominican Republic.

Vestas is to supply turbines totalling 48MW to Elecnor’s Larimar 2 wind farm in the Dominican Republic. The Danish manufacturer will deliver and install 14 V117-3.45MW machines for the project, which is located in the Enriquillo region of the country.…

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…

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…

Wigton lab to provide training in renewable energy

A new resource centre at Wigton Lab in Manchester will deliver practical and theoretical courses in solar, thermal, photovoltaic, concentrated solar and wind power. The centre was developed with a $4-million grant from the British High Commission in Jamaica, and support…

Small tropical islands could become the world’s first 100% renewable nations

We’ve heard a lot about urgent climate action from “world leaders” in developed countries, yet actual concrete achievements have been limited. The rich world may soon be shown up by small, tropical island nations which have plenty of wind and…

Energy Transition Platform

North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany has partnered with The Climate Group and Stiftung Mercator to formally launch the Energy Transition Platform. The global initiative supports highly industrialized, carbon intensive state and regional governments in developing and implementing innovative clean energy policies to…

4 MW wind and solar project announced in Antigua and Barbuda

Four renewable energy projects set to be developed in Africa and the Caribbean have been awarded $46 million in funding. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), announced on Sunday $46…

US Embassy in Bridgetown Installs Largest Wind Turbine in Barbados

The largest single wind turbine in Barbados has been installed at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The 20 kilowatt turbine, which is also the largest operating at any U.S. embassy…

St. Kitts & Nevis Government expects renewable energy projects to take off in 2016

The development of renewable energy in the federation, specifically geothermal and wind, is being seen as one of the avenues for job creation that the government expects to come onstream in a meaningful way in the upcoming year. This disclosure…

Renewable Industry Finds Itself With New Standards Watchdog

The world’s first international and independent standards and certification system for oil and gas production has decided to expand its reach to include renewable energy. Equitable Origin was founded in 2009 stemming from extensive engagement with affected communities in energy development throughout…

Caribbean Investment: Creating the Right Incentives

Reflecting the azure skies of the Caribbean, solar panels on private houses, hotels and businesses are an increasingly common sight across all the islands. Many Caribbean customers are seeking a degree of energy independence, which is not surprising given that…