Monthly Archives: May 2017

Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather

Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this month Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand. National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops [...]

By | 2017-05-30T00:45:48+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Stark Warning Issued To Caribbean Concerning Climate Change

This 2016 photo shows erosion along the beach in Annotto Bay, St Mary, due to high waves. A warning has been issued to governments across the Caribbean, including Jamaica, to do more to make countries resilient to climate change as there is a price to pay if nothing is done. According to a report commissioned [...]

By | 2017-05-19T14:14:50+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Is Jamaica Ready For The Tesla Solar Roof?

The Tesla solar roof is a wonderful innovative technology that will revolutionize the solar industry especially as more companies start to produce their own solar roofs. Tesla launched their solar roof with combined Powerwall battery system this week and everyone got very excited. But how excited should we be in Jamaica? Here at Solar Buzz [...]

By | 2017-05-12T18:38:27+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Tesla Starts Selling Solar Roofs

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its line-up: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's website. Installations will begin next month in the United States, starting with California. Installations outside the US will begin next year, the company said. [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:12:22+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Earth Today | Jamaica Enjoys Influence In Global Climate Change Response Architecture

Dr Orville Grey (right) in action at the international negotiating table JAMAICA CONTINUES to occupy positions of influence in the global architecture designed to work in the interest of climate change security for all, and in particular developing countries. Just over a month ago, Dr Orville Grey, senior technical officer responsible for adaptation in the [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:09:11+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

IDB Willing To Finance Waste To Energy Projects

IDB Lead Investment Officer Stefan Wright speaks at the Gleaner Editors' Forum on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it would consider financing projects for waste to energy in Jamaica, but cautioned that the cost of doing so would have to be around US$0.12 per kilowatt hour for it to make [...]

By | 2017-05-10T17:12:25+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

Local Scientists Weigh In On Earth Day Marches

Supporters gather to listen to speakers after marching in support of science, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Pullman, Wash. People around the globe have turned out in huge numbers to celebrate Earth Day and support scientific research and funding. Rallies in more than 600 cities put scientists alongside advocates of politics-free scientific pursuits.   Play [...]

By | 2017-05-04T18:38:26+00:00 May 4th, 2017|