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How Guyana’s State House Is Going Green

 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 Solar Energy Plant

 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 …

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A Landmark Solar Project in St. Lucia

 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 …

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 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 …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest islands is getting greener. Aruba is planning a new 7.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project. The project will include 2.5 MW installed at schools and public building rooftops, with a 5 MW utility-scale park that will help …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first photovoltaic park in the Dominican Republic was inaugurated this week, with President Danilo Medina in attendance. The project, “Monte Plata Solar,” will facilitate the generation of 300 direct jobs and 1,000 indirect jobs, according …

 St. Lucia’s National Mental Wellness Center has launched a new solar photovoltaic system that will enable it to operate on renewable energy. The hospital, which provides specialized services to citizens suffering with mental illness, now has the capacity to generate …

 It’s a popular fantasy: your own bungalow in the Caribbean. But what if also had its own energy source? Enter Belize’s Itz’ana Resort & Residences, which is now offering one-bedroom waterfront cottages with solar panels. The new phase of Itz’ana …

 A major installation By Dana NIlandCJ Contributor In May 2016, Government House in St. Lucia will showcase the country’s renewable energy transition with the installation of a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, which could save the government thousands of dollars in …

antigua airport solar

 In what is a pioneering project, Antigua will be inaugurating a new 3 megawatt solar power plant this week — at its international airport. The solar energy installation at VC Bird International Airport includes more than 12,000 photovoltaic panels, developed and …

 The Caribbean’s resort boom continues — and so does Antigua and Barbuda’s. The twin-island country has announced another major new project, this one called Gravenor Bay — another significant addition to the island of Barbuda. The $450 million project on the southern …

 A major new energy project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A big new green energy project is in the works in St Lucia. Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited has issued a request for proposals for competitive firms to submit bids to …

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 Is there a Caribbean capital of solar? Right now, it might be the Eastern Caribbean, where more and more countries are implementing solar projects. While St Kitts and Nevis has been at the forefront, particularly with its airport solar farm, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has embarked on one of the region’s most ambitious green energy drives. The project is highlighted by a three-megawatt solar farm at Antigua’s newly-redeveloped VC Bird International Airport. Construction on that …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana says it is developing a number of initiatives dedicated to the use of renewable energy sources. The Ministry of Finance’s 2015 mid-year report indicates that the latter half of the year will see the installation …

 A new project with Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Barbados is adding solar power to some of the country’s primary schools. The island’s government has partnered with Japan, with $121,818 in funding helping to procure …

 A major arena goes green By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted with …