Tag Archives: alternative energy

  1. Export Barbados (BIDC) Lauds Clean Energy Innovators

    Barbados is now a step closer to becoming a green energy country, as five local entrepreneurs were recently recognised for their environmentally-friendly inventions as part of the Bloom Cleantech Cluster Barbados Incubation programme. During an awards ceremony held at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery & Annex last Wednesday, participants referred to as incubatees, were awarded grants […]

    July 8, 2021TechnologyNo comments

    The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission (USAID/ESC) and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, June 21. The signing of the MOU occurred at the offices of the CDF in Barbados. The MOU provides a broad framework for cooperation between the two organizations and […]

    June 24, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  3. Public Sector Entities to Benefit from the CCREEE Project Preparation Facility

    Last November, the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) launched the private sector stream of the Project Preparation Facility (PPF) and now, the Centre kicked-off their public sector stream with a roundtable discussion. Several high-level participants with focal areas ranging from energy and finance, to climate resilience and youth spoke under the […]

    May 11, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  4. #EMERA launches chance to win $20,000 Installation – Solar Fuh We

    Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is inviting local non-government organizations (NGOs) to tell them why they need an energy efficient photovoltaic system. “Solar Fuh We“, ECRL’s 2020 promotion is inviting NGOs registered in Barbados, to share how a free PV system would be of value to them and the work they do. The submissions should […]

    September 18, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Technology1 comment

    In the drive to have modern homes, too many Barbadians have thrown out the bathwater, the baby and the tub to appear chic and hip when really and truly, old ways had their value in using the environment to do the work for you… Mr Hutchinson said too many Bajans like to just have the […]

    March 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. DR has most diverse energy matrix in Central America & Caribbean

    The Dominican Republic has the most diverse energy generation matrix in Central America and the insular Caribbean region, reaching 3,702.8 megawatts of installed capacity by 2019, from 11 different generation sources, of which 22% comes from renewable sources. Omar Ramírez Tejada, environmental advisor to the Executive Branch and coordinator for the Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) […]

    January 6, 2020TechnologyNo comments

    Government has welcomed the reopening of Massy Stores Oistins. This was made clear today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, following a walk through of the refurbished facilities at Southern Plaza, Christ Church, accompanied by Managing Director of Massy Stores (Barbados) Ltd., Randall Banfield. Expressing pleasure that the organization fit within […]

    September 16, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Leclanché and Government of St. Kitts Agree to Build Largest Solar Generation Plus Storage Project in Caribbean

    The largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St. Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) and Leclanché SA, one of the world’s leading energy storage companies. The 35.6 MW solar energy plant and 44.2 MWh battery storage […]

    August 9, 2019Technology1 comment
  9. Barbados Water Authority (BWA) preparing for Photovoltaic Solar facility at Lakes Folly

    The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that work will be carried out in the coming week to prepare the Photovoltaic Solar facility at Lakes Folly in Bridgetown for use as a Car Park. Starting on Monday, July 22nd contractors working on behalf of the BWA will be conducting a general clean […]

    July 21, 2019Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  10. CARILEC-CDEMA switches Haitian school on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

    Solar energy is clean, sustainable and for a country experiencing challenges in providing its population of ten million with electricity, it can help to solve Haiti’s energy problem. Cognizant of the importance of promoting sustainable renewable energy solutions and the challenges facing Haiti in the aftermath of various natural disasters which have severely impacted it, […]

    October 7, 2018TechnologyNo comments

    In the wake of the devastation caused by one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent times, “no longer is it enough to be sustainable; Caribbean grids must be resilient.” With these words the organizers of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) convened leaders of regional utilities, governments and businesses at their ninth annual conference […]

    October 29, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  12. Barbados re-asserts self-sustainability through Solar Energy & creating long term sustainable jobs

    Barbados is working to become the leader in renewable energy as the Caribbean’s first manufacturing plant dedicated to renewable energy prepares to move forward. At a media conference held at the site of the Kendal Hill plant, Deltro Group CFO Dean Del Mastro announced they obtained Town and Country Planning approval to proceed with the […]

    February 13, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. EU goes Green with Electric Vehicle

    The European Union Delegation in Barbados is going green. The organisation recently acquired an electric vehicle from distributor Megapower as part of its fleet. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere said: “As one of the leading institutions championing the cause of green energy in the world the EU was delighted to enhance its fleet with a vehicle that […]

    January 16, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  14. Agricultural Development in the Caribbean About to Advance

    Alquimi Renewables announced it successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions Inc., of Phoenix Arizona, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project financing sources who have dedicated US$300m towards the establishment of sixteen planned operations […]

    November 14, 2016Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments

    Victoria Dean, British High Commissioner to Barbados, took delivery of a new fleet car, a Nissan E-NV 200 Combi supplied by local firm Megapower. This electric powered vehicle can be easily configured to carry cargo or passengers and operational costs are estimated at 0.08 cents per kilometre. Charging points have been set up at the […]

    April 3, 2016TechnologyNo comments
  16. Flow flicks the Switch to light up the City

    Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider has contributed more than $80,000 towards the Revitalisation of Bridgetown, an initiative aimed at reducing the capital’s carbon footprint while providing sustainable light for its existing 1,400 businesses and 7,000 employees. Flow has partnered with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Caribbean LED Lighting and the Royal Barbados Police […]

    November 8, 2015BusinessNo comments
  17. ANSA Mc AL plans to pursue Energy interests

    Barbadian beverage company BHL is not the only pie Ansa McAL wants to get a slice of… This was part of the commentary at Accra Beach Resort when Nicholas Mouttet, CEO and President of Ansa McAL Barbados addressed media on the tussle between itself and Brazilian beer giant AmBev to see who can gain possession […]

    November 8, 2015BusinessNo comments

    RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power storage unit, several lights and a phone […]

    November 2, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  19. CARICOM Energy Programme Provides Solar Lanterns to Dominica

    As part of the disaster response activities of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Energy Programme has provided four hundred Emergency LED Solar Lanterns to the Government of Dominica. Dominica was the most severely impacted among the CARICOM Member States on which Tropical Storm Erika unleashed torrential rains on Thursday 27 August, with continuous rainfall measuring 10 […]

    September 9, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  20. IMF officials meet with Nevisian Public/Private sector officials

    A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, met with Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Vance Amory and members of the private sector to discuss the economy of Nevis. The meeting which was hosted by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), was […]

    September 6, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Greater coordination of efforts as key reason behind Green Summit

    “Getting local agricultural and environmental groups on the same page“. This is the motivation behind the launch of the inaugural Green Summit to be held this week at Foursqaure Rum Distillery and Heritage Park in St. Philip. Under the theme, “Regenerating Together” the summit, sponsored by local organisation Slow Food Barbados, will witness a range […]

    September 1, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  22. Lettuce project bringing agriculture, renewable energy & technology together

    Nestled unobtrusively in the heart of Belleplaine, St. Andrew at the back of a quaint Barbadian home lies an example of what happens when agriculture, renewable energy and technology come together to form a productive union. SolaGrow is a community-based solar cooled greenhouse research project where hydroponically-grown lettuce will be cultivated in fully automated, climate-controlled […]

    August 8, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  23. Cahill Energy proposed Waste To Energy is a Waste of Time – NOT BARBADOS!

    Kid #3: My Mommy says smoking kills. Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: Well, then she’s hardly a credible expert, is she? Aaron Eckhart – Thank You for Smoking (2005) This film was a seminal treatise on […]

    July 23, 2015Editorial, Health1 comment

    St. Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its pursuit of geothermal energy, as it seeks to expand renewable energy alternatives. Speaking at the Prime Minister’s monthly press conference on Wednesday (July 15), Minister of Energy, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, pointed out how plans have been put in place to conduct feasibility study in St. Kitts, to […]

    July 17, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  25. Cross Section of sectors benefitting from sensitisation training on photovoltaic systems

    Representatives from the financial services sector as well as several Government agencies gained a better understanding of issues related to solar photovoltaic systems during a half-day workshop recently. The workshop was the first in a series of four organised by the Barbados Renewable Energy Association in collaboration with the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) […]

    June 24, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments