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?

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

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 conversionĀ 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

Geothermal Energy, Renewable Energy

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 for electricity generation and to heat and cool buildings. Geothermal energy provides an affordable and sustainable solution… Continue reading Geothermal Energy