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World-Class Installation The Focus For Solar Buzz Jamaica

Representatives of Solar Buzz Jamaica (from left) Curtis Rolston, senior solar technician; Jason Robinson, CEO; Anthony Henry; and Janette Robinson, director, pose with the winning trophy for Expo Jamaica 2018 Exhibitor Award for Environmentally Friendly Exhibit Product at the JEA-JMA Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Indoor Sports Centre and the National Arena on Sunday. [...]

By | 2018-04-24T18:57:12+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Walker’s Fire Not Preventable – Gov’t ‘Takes No Comfort’ In Report Findings, Says Green

Firemen at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew following the blaze. The long-awaited report on the fire that destroyed the Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew, killing two female wards of the state, has highlighted that the incident was not preventable, says Floyd Green, the state minister with responsibility for youth. In a [...]

By | 2018-04-04T01:39:19+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Gov’t Leading By Example In Conserving Energy Use – Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), interacts with students of the Merl Grove High School in Kingston on Wednesday. Also pictured (from second left) are president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service, Emanuel DaRosa; and principal of Merl Grove, Dr. Majorie Fullerton. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:07:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

How Important is Properly Insuring Your Solar System? The answer in short…VERY!

There are many reasons to invest in a solar photovoltaic system, with one of the more generally desirable ones being to reduce one’s energy bills. However, solar has other benefits - such as providing clean, quiet backup power using battery storage, reduction of one's carbon footprint, securing an investment with a short payback period and [...]

By | 2018-02-23T21:33:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Supported by funding and resources from the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the World Bank Group and the [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:27:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Ground Broken For Jamalco Cogeneration Power Plant

It's a step in the right direction however LNG is not clean energy and will be going the way of coal plants in the not so distant future. Solar plus commercial energy storage is approaching... Jason Robinson, CEO Solar Buzz Jamaica Ground has now been broken for the 200 megawatt cogeneration power station at Jamalco's [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:08:36+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Energy efficiency and conservation a priority, says Dr Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, addresses the signing of a US$15-million loan agreement between the Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP). The signing took place on November 23 at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in [...]

By | 2017-11-27T15:33:08+00:00 November 27th, 2017|