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Training opportunity: Photovoltaic system design, at Wigton Wind Farm, Jamaica

The renewable energy training laboratory at the Wigton Wind Farm in Jamaica is providing training in photovoltaic system design: Registration is now open for Wigton Wind Farm Limited’s upcoming training course in photovoltaic system design, from June 18 to 22. The week-long course, to be held at Wigton’s renewable energy …

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Vacancy: Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor, CARICOM Secretariat

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the CARICOM Secretariat are inviting applications for the position of Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor: The Policy Advisor will work as a member of the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) team and supports the Energy Programme of …

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Guyana Marriott to go solar-powered

The Swiss energy company meeco will be engineering a solar-power system for the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana: The Marriott Hotel Guyana in Georgetown will soon benefit from an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient energy supply, the mee co Group said in a statement. “The leading five-star hotel in Guyana has concluded an …

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Five renewable energy projects to watch in the Caribbean

New Energy Events highlights five Caribbean renewable energy projects they’re keeping an eye on. They are: Paradise Park, 37 MW Solar PV, Jamaica Developer: Eight Rivers Energy Company The largest solar plant in the Caribbean is exected to come online in mid-2018. At the time of signing, the 8.54 US …

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Swedish company Seabased to bring wave energy to the Caribbean

Seabased, a Swedish clean energy company that designs, builds and installs wave energy parks, has signed an agreeement to bring wave energy to the Caribbean: Bermuda General Agency Ltd. (BGA Ltd.) of Hamilton, Bermuda, has signed an agreement with Seabased AB of Lysekil, Sweden, to purchase two 20 MW wave …

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How climate change poses a challenge to the Caribbean’s renewable energy transition

Writing for The Conversation, Masaō Ashtine, lecturer at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, discusses the opportunities and challenges for a Caribbean renewable energy drive in the face of global climate change: Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out …

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CARICOM countries to phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs

At a recent meeting, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ministers of energy took a decision to phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs in all CARICOM member countries: As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves to become more energy efficient, steps are being taken to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs. …