China Leads Growth in Global Wind Power Capacity

Global installed wind power capacity continued to grow in 2011,  according to new research conducted by Worldwatch Institute Vital Signs Online service. The data collected showed that global wind power capacity topped out Advertisements

Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage Technology

Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage (PHES) is a form of energy storage technique that is based on the storage of large amount of water at a high elevation. This is accomplished with two water reservoirs (artificial, lake

Geothermal Potential in the Caribbean:

As explained in the post tittle “introduction to geothermal energy“, geothermal energy is heat energy originating from beneath the Earth’s crust. This heat is continually produced by the natural decay of

Grid Level Energy Storage

Have you been wondering, like many, what is Grid Energy Storage and why is there so much talk about large-scale energy storage? Well, grid energy storage systems (ESS) are large-scale facilities used to store energy in

Intro. to Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is heat energy originating from Earth. The word itself was derived from the words geo and thermal meaning Earth and heat respectively. This heat from the earth is used in many ways, including as a source

Jamaica’s Hydroelectric Potential

Jamaica – this paradise island that is sometimes referred to as  “the land of wood and water,” has great hydroelectric potential. This is due primarily to its many rivers, land topography and climate. Out of a list of 120

Economics of a Small Solar Electric System

Small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) systems are currently gaining popularity in the public domain in several Caribbean islands including Barbados and Jamaica as a result of spiraling electricity cost in the region.