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Bill Clinton Helps Launch Solar Projects in St Thomas, St John

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton has launched three new green energy projects in St Thomas. Clinton was in St Thomas this week, joined by Bloomberg co-founder Tom Secunda and officials from Expedia Group to …

Saint Lucia Has a New Solar Farm

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, former President Figueres of Costa Rica and the Rocky Mountain Institute have officially opened a major new three-megawatt solar farm in Saint Lucia. The Vieux …

Richard Branson-Owned Energy Company Buys St Croix Solar Farm

 By the Caribbean Journal staff BMR Energy, which was purchased by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2016, has purchased a major solar farm in the Caribbean. The St Croix facility, which was owned by NRG Energy, was damaged during …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell The ultra-luxe Le Sereno St Barth is returning this November, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. The property, which has been shuttered since last year’s Hurricane Irma, will debut a totally new look, from a reimagined restaurant to an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s green push is continuing with plans for another new solar energy park in the country. Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited has commenced work on a new 37-megawatt solar energy plant, slated for completion by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new luxury real estate project set to launch in the Cayman Islands. The new, eco-friendly Lighthouse Point Residences are being developed on a prime site adjacent to the Lighthouse Point dive hotel, just …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new solar energy park is coming to the Dominican Republic. The $40 million Solar Canoa solar park officially broke ground this week for what will eventually be a 50-megawatt plant in Canoa on the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest real estate development is also its greenest. The SOLARA residential community has launched construction in Grand Cayman as one of the most innovative sustainable developments in the region. NCB Group’s SOLARA is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana has been one of the Caribbean’s green energy pioneers in recent years, with a number of high-profile projects most notably in solar. Now the country has added another sustainable project to its portfolio: the installation …

 The Jungle Bay eco-hotel, which was destroyed in 2015 by Tropical Storm Erika, is making a triumphant return. The property is being rebranded as Jungle Bay Eco Villas, an eco hotel which will include 60 duplex-style villas, along with spa …

Eustatia Island

 By Alexander Britell No island is an island. Even islands have needs, needs from afar: food, energy, connectivity — no island can be truly independent in today’s world. Or can it? There’s an island in the British Virgin Islands that has …

Solar Farm

 The government of the Bahamas is launching an “ambitious” solarization program over the next five years, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this week. Through its Sustainable Nassau Project, the government will better integrate smart technology to ensure that …

 A major new solar energy project has broken ground in Aruba. The Sunrise Solar Park has gotten a green light for initiation, a project that will become one of the largest solar projects in the Caribbean region. Sir Richard Branson …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Energy Agency has been awarded tender for the supply and installation of a solar PV system at the State House in Georgetown. Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency will be equipped with a state of …

 The Caribbean’s biggest operational solar plant has opened in Puerto Rico. The Oriana Solar Park has debuted in the area of Isabela, with an estimated production of 100,000 megawatt-hours of energy in its first year of operations. “The Oriana Solar …

St. Lucia Solar

 As part of a wider push to generate 35 percent of its energy from green sources by 2020, St. Lucia has completed a landmark project to power its Government House with solar energy. The project is the product of a …

 Jamaica keeps getting greener. Following the launch of a major new wind farm on the island, the country’s government announced that it was finalizing an agreement with Eight Rivers Energy Company to build and operate a 33.1-megawatt solar facility at …

Solar-Powered Schools

 One of the Caribbean’s most solar-friendly countries has continued its green push by adding solar power to a host of schools. Antigua and Barbuda has already supplied 12 schools with PV Energy’s sun2roof [sic] photovoltaic roof installations, such as one …