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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|

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|

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|

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from running over fossil fuels. Utilities that need to build new power generation facilities or replace old ones are going to have a hard time justifying anything but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:28:34+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

456 MW request will help New Mexico utility become coal-free

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is asking for project proposals, including renewables and battery storage, designed to help reach its coal-free goal by 2031. Public Service Company of New Mexico It’s an ambitious, audacious goal. In its 20-year 2017 Integrated Resource Plan submitted to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC)earlier this year, Public Service [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:56:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Energy Watch Group: 100% renewable electricity is both feasible and cost effective

A joint study by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology and Energy Watch Group presented on the sidelines of the COP23 talks in Bonn demonstrates that a global transition to 100% renewable electricity could be achieved by 2050, and would be more cost effective than the current electricity system. Longi Solar The study, ‘Global Energy System [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:52:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Jamaica Must Capitalise On Renewable Energy, Says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica must capitalise on the availability of renewable energy. He explained that the country would be in a far better position if it could convert naturally occurring forces into energy. "It is possible for Jamaica to go to approximately 50 per cent of its energy needs provided by alternatives," Holness [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:17:27+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

TRADE PANEL RECOMMENDS VARYING SOLAR PANEL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

A federal trade panel is recommending that Trump impose tariffs as high as 35 percent on solar power technology. Members of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) have made three different recommendations for restricting solar panel and solar cell imports to the US. These range from an immediate 30 percent tariff on all imported solar modules to a four-year [...]

By | 2017-11-08T21:27:58+00:00 November 8th, 2017|