Wind as a source of electric energy in the Caribbean is now becoming commonplace, with utility-scale wind power plants in operation on Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Nevis, Puerto Rico, and Martinique. Barbados, Guyana, and St. Lucia are next in line to add utility-scale wind energy to their energy mix. Utility-scale wind… Continue reading Electricity from the Wind – Part 1
The Wind Turbine is Renewable Energy biggest fan and I am a fan of wind turbines! Now since we are on the topic of fans, I decided to share with you the answer to a burning question I had some time ago regarding wind turbines. My mind boggling question was, "why don't the turbines behave like a… Continue reading Wind Turbines – I’m a Big Fan!
This post is the first of a series of short articles that I am currently working on. The objective really is to rediscover the small grid connected renewable energy projects commissioned across the Caribbean. As the title suggest, part one of the rediscover series takes a brief look at the Rosalie Bay Resort wind turbine… Continue reading REdiscover: Rosalie Bay Resort Wind Turbine (Dominica)
In late 2013, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) named three preferred bidders for the supply of up to 115 MW (megawatts) of electricity generation capacity from renewable energy. The three preferred bids amounted to a total 78 MW of energy only renewable energy capacity, including two projects offering energy from wind amounting to 58 MW,… Continue reading The Economics of Wind Power in Jamaica
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
Wigton Windfarm Limited's (WWFL) plans to start expansion of its 38.7 megawatts (MW) wind farm by an additional 24 MW this year . Wigton phase III, which will be located in Rose Hill, Manchester on lands adjoining the company’s 38.7 MW wind farm complex, is projected to generate an additional energy of 63 gigawatt-hours (GWh)… Continue reading Wigton makes move to increase its Capacity by 62%
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
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)