Economics, Solar Energy

Solar PPA – the straw to break the supply monopoly

Over the past couple of years I have listened to cries emanating from all sectors of the society to break the monopoly held by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) on the nation's electricity market. The Honorable Minister, himself, Phillip Paulwell, has echoed similar sentiments and has publicly underscored his intention to break up the monopoly -… Continue reading Solar PPA – the straw to break the supply monopoly


keeping the lights on….

How much energy is required to power a 100-watt light bulb for a year, if left on 24 hours a day? GOOD in conjunction with Column Five developed a very creative infographic that answers this question, whilst providing a comparative analysis of different sources of electric energy - coal, nuclear, natural gas, wind, solar and… Continue reading keeping the lights on….

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