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 Continue reading →

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The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered, recently completed an amazing 18-month journey around the globe. The Swiss-designed , German-built ship is powered by over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling. The Continue reading →

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 Continue reading →

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 Continue reading →

Grid Level Energy Storage

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

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 Continue reading →

Jamaica’s Hydroelectric Potential

The paradise island that is sometimes referred to as  “the land of wood and water,” has great hydroelectric potential, this is due mainly to its many rivers, land topography and climate. Out of a list of 120 Continue reading →

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 spiralling electricity cost in the region. Continue reading →