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Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

 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 …

US, Jamaica Sign Deal to Build Major New Solar Energy Plant

 Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in York …

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ New Airport Will Be Solar-Powered

 Above: the terminal at the under-construction Argyle International Airport (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new planned airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines will derive part of its energy needs from solar energy. The Argyle International Airport, …

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 Above: Bahamas Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning a major new green push. The 700-island archipelago is set to launch a wide solar energy project, according to Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett, who was …

 Above: the first panels at the farm in St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has broken ground on another new solar farm on the island. The country is already home to a solar farm at …

 Above: the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa St Maarten, with rooftop solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff After a year of generating its own solar power, the Westin Dawn Beach Resort in St Maarten has reached a milestone: …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis is planning to build two more solar farms, according to Cartwright Farrell, CEO of the St Kitts Electricity Corporation. The two would follow the country’s existing …

 By Edouard MacGuffieOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is well known for many superlatives – most pristine beaches, most crystal-clear water and most welcoming hospitality.  What is less known is that the Caribbean is one of the world’s most expensive places to …

 Above: Spanish Town Estate Solar Project By the Caribbean Journal staff 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 …

 Above: the solar plant at the Petite Martinique reverse osmosis facility By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has completed construction on a solar energy plant that will power a new reverse osmosis facility on the island of Petite Martinique. The …

 Above: State Minister in Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson at a Texaco station (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Texaco is planning to retrofit all of its service stations in Jamaica with solar energy. …

 Above: construction work on the new plants (Photo: GG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is constructing solar power plants to generate electricity for a pair of new planned reverse osmosis plants on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. …

 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff A solar energy project at the University of the Virgin Islands will be receiving a $3 million award from the United States Department of Agriculture’s High Energy Cost Grant Programme. The project …

 Above: solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan has provided $121,000 in grant financing to Barbados to outfit five primary schools with photovoltaic energy. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Yoshimasa Tezuka, said the project would “allow students …

 Above: the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff A resort in St Maarten is taking the concept of sustainability to the next level. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in St …

 Above: the Puerto Rico Convention Center By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Convention Center has unveiled a new solar energy array that is one of the largest green initiatives of its kind on the island. The project, which …

 Above: a solar panel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs to improve collaboration to promote the use of green technology in the region, according to Organization of American States Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin. The OAS ASG, who …

 Above Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is embarking on a project to install solar street lights across the country. The project, which will involve the installation of 4851 solar lights, will be supported by the government …