Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia

Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

Solar Panel. Image: Marufish

Sunrun offering residential solar energy to Puerto Rico

US company Sunrun, has begun offering home solar and battery services in Puerto Rico: Sunrun Inc., a leading stateside residential solar, storage and energy services company, has begun offering solar-as-a-service and home batteries to households in Puerto Rico. Its Brightbox service manages household solar energy, storage and utility power with …

Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge (right) and Ambassador of Japan to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada (left) signing the grants. Image: via Stabroek News.

Guyana receives multimillion dollar grant from Japan for renewable energy and energy-efficiency

The government of Guyana has signed a grant agreement with Japan for US$17.8 million dollars in funding to expand the use of renewable energy and increase energy efficiency in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city: The Government of Guyana yesterday clinched a deal with Japan for US$17.8m in renewable energy for the …

Fully solar-powered Eco Pod. Image: Davis Ecolife via LoopTT

Renewable energy solutions for home and office in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad-based company Davis Ecolife is offering a range of renewable energy solutions for homes and small businesses, including their Eco Pod unit: With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy. Local company Davis Ecolife …

Damaged solar panels on October 10, 2017, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Image: Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA via RMI
Climate Change

Recommendations for designing and building hurricane-resilient solar photovoltaic systems

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently published Solar Under Storm, a report which addresses the question of why some solar photovoltaic (PV) survive hurricanes virtually unscathed, while others suffer extensive damage: The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most active in history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria brought widespread destruction …

CARICOM Energy Personality of the Year 2017, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman. Image: via CARICOM Today

CARICOM Energy Personality of the Year: Suriname’s Hannah Olmberg-Soesman

Hannah Olmberg-Soesman of Suriname was recently declared the 2017 CARICOM Energy Personality of the Year. Ms. Olmberg-Soesman won the award for her work introducing off-grid solar systems to remote rural communities in Suriname: A dynamic entrepreneur with a background in social work and a degree in law, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman has …

Solar Park, St. Eustatius. Image: via St. Maarten Daily Herald

Green energy advances on Bonaire, Saba, and Statia

From the St Maarten Daily Herald, a report on sustainable energy initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius: St. Eustatius and Saba are doing well in the area of generating energy in a sustainable manner. In St. Eustatius 46 per cent of the electricity is …