Solar Energy

Jamaica’s RE data now online

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) makes yet another momentous contribution to the development of RE (Renewable Energy) in Jamaica. PCJ officially announced, on February 3, 2013, that it will make available to interested parties an extensive range of RE data via its website (www.pcj.com). The data includes scientific and analytical information on Jamaica‚Äôs renewable… Continue reading Jamaica’s RE data now online

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Solar Power Basics

The introduction of feeding in policies such as Net Metering/Billing into the Caribbean electricity markets is hoped to trigger a significant influx of grid connected solar systems, similar to the response observed in Germany, Japan, USA and other parts of the word. Notwithstanding the continued dispute over whether the Net Billing concept will provide sufficient… Continue reading Solar Power Basics

Solar Energy

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. The cost of these systems, however, presents a huge drawback to consumers, thus forcing them to think twice before investing. When considering… Continue reading Economics of a Small Solar Electric System