Nevis, the sister isle of St. Kitts, is on its way to becoming carbon neutral in the near future. The two-island state is part of the Leeward Islands chain in the Eastern Caribbean. The small island of Nevis is home to a population of about 12,000 and it receives approximately 90 percent of its energy… Continue reading Greening Nevis Electricity Sector
In a previous article titled "Geothermal Potential in the Caribbean," I highlighted the vast geothermal energy potential of several islands in the Caribbean. The history of electricity production from geothermal energy dates back to the early 1900's, however of list of islands with potential only Guadeloupe to date has a 4.5MWe geothermal electricity plant. A conventional… Continue reading Harnessing Geothermal Energy for Electricity Generation
As explained in the post "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 radioactive materials such as uranium and potassium. According to US Department of Energy the amount of heat within 10,000 meters of Earth’s surface contains 50,000 times… Continue reading Geothermal Potential in the Caribbean
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 for electricity generation and to heat and cool buildings. Geothermal energy provides an affordable and sustainable solution… Continue reading What is Geothermal Energy?