rediscover, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

REdiscover: Munro College Wind Turbine (Jamaica)

In our last rediscover article we looked briefly on the Rosalie Bay Resort Wind Turbine in Dominica. In this article in the series I will look at the Munro College Wind Turbine in Jamaica. Munro College is an all boys secondary school located in the parish of St. Elizabeth on one of the peaks of… Continue reading REdiscover: Munro College Wind Turbine (Jamaica)

Wind is air in motion
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Wind Power Basics

Wind is simply air in motion. It is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun's radiant energy. This motion is due to difference in the earth's surface composition, which causes a difference in the rate at which the sun’s energy is absorbed. An ideal situation for the formation of wind… Continue reading Wind Power Basics

30MW Vader Piet Wind Farm, Aruba
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ABC Islands Wind Farms

The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao forms  a chain of islands in the Caribbean known as the Leeward Antilles. Together these islands has an installed wind capacity of approximately 71 MW. These islands feature the longest continuous history of wind energy utilization in the Caribbean (since 1983), as well as a novel 28 MW integrated (bio-diesel/wind/storage) energy system… Continue reading ABC Islands Wind Farms

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Cuba gone with the Winds

Cuba, the largest of the beautiful islands of the Caribbean - often referred to as the "Pearl of the Antilles", recently unveiled plans to embark on a massive wind power development project. The project will see the integration of eight new wind farms into the Cuban National Electricity Grid by 2020, projected to contribute 280… Continue reading Cuba gone with the Winds

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Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)

Jamaica currently leads the Caribbean in wind energy integration, boasting an installed capacity of 41.93MW (Megawatts). Its latest addition to the national grid being the Munro Find Farm, completed in September 2010. The Munro Wind Farm is a 3MW power plant, own and operates by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo.). The plant consisting of… Continue reading Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)