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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|

US Accuses Russia Of Ongoing Operation To Hack Energy Grid

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the United States' energy grid and other critical infrastructure, and separately imposed sanctions on Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election. US national security officials said the FBI, [...]

By | 2018-03-16T20:05:07+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Massive Debt To JPS – PAAC Displeased About Gov’t Paying Bill For Missing Street Lights

The vexed issue of the massive debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was on Wednesday discussed by Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) amid members expressing displeasure over the darkness of roads in their constituencies. The PAAC, which was examining the Second Supplementary Estimates 2017-2018, heard that a total of $8.6 [...]

By | 2018-03-16T19:57:30+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

BSJ Launches New Standard for Electrical Appliances

Team Leader, Electrical and Electronics Department, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Garfield Morgan (centre), shows Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolsie Allen (left); and Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, a hair dryer that was tested by the BSJ that did not meet the required standard, at [...]

By | 2018-03-12T19:26:41+00:00 March 12th, 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|

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|