Economics, Renewable Energy

Can Renewables Address the Economic, Social and Environmental Goals in the Caribbean?

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in a ninety four (94) page publication titled "REthink Energy towards a new power system" articulated the point that policies that promote renewable energy can simultaneously address economic, social and environmental objectives. I too share this sentiment. As global warming becomes more apparent, policymakers in the developed world have… Continue reading Can Renewables Address the Economic, Social and Environmental Goals in the Caribbean?

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Solar Energy

Make ‘Electricity’ while the Sun Shines

In a recent post, titled solar basis, I gave a quick overview on solar energy and its conversion into other, more useful, forms of energy (e.g. electricity). In this article however, I will delve a little into solar electric systems. But before I jump into it, I will briefly recap from that article what I… Continue reading Make ‘Electricity’ while the Sun Shines

Solar Energy

Solar Water Heating

Solar energy technology continues to advance both in terms of efficiency and cost. The cost, however, is still outside the reach of the average hardworking middle class of our society. The need for alternative sources of energy is greater now than ever before. This worldwide drive towards alternative energy and greater efficiency is however not… Continue reading Solar Water Heating

Economics, Energy, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid

XenogyRE – humble beginnings

The motivation to start xenogy really originated out of my love for and interest in energy - clean, renewable and sustainable energy - and thus the name. My primary interest in energy sprung from my love of physics and by extension electronics and electrical, all of which I was exposed to at Holmwood Technical High… Continue reading XenogyRE – humble beginnings

Energy

Energy Intensity Index

So what is Energy Intensity index exactly and why is it important? Energy intensity is a measure of energy conversion that is expressed as the amount of energy consumed per unit output. The energy intensity index (EII) is used to measure the efficiency of a country's economy and is expressed as the ratio of a nation's… Continue reading Energy Intensity Index

Energy

Global Energy Demand

According to the BBC's Global Energy Guide, global demand for energy has risen inexorably in the last 150 years in step with industrial development and population growth. This hunger for energy is predicted to continue to rise, by at least 50% by 2030, as developing countries like China and India seek to fuel their rapid… Continue reading Global Energy Demand