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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, …

The Bahamas’ New Solar Push

 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 …

St Kitts Breaks Ground on Another New Solar Farm

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: the airport approach road By the Caribbean Journal staff Motorists heading to the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua will be getting a lift from the environment, thanks to a new solar installation on the airport approach road. Agencies …

 Above: Ma Ying-jeou By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou arrived in Basseterre Sunday morning for an official visit to St Kitts and Nevis. Ma’s trip is part of a wider regional tour that has already included stops …