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Solar-led renewable energy system could free up 10% of Caribbean nation’s GDP

A mix of solar and wind power can help Antigua and Barbuda to an almost-90% renewable energy system, and green hydrogen could then show the path to hitting the national ambition of 100% green power by 2030, and net zero by 2050.

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How to make rooftop PV resilient in hurricane regions

A report published by the Rocky Mountain Institute makes recommendations for rooftop PV in regions affected by high winds. The study draws on the knowledge of structural engineers asked to analyze 25 solar systems across five Caribbean islands after they were hit by major hurricanes in 2017 and last year.

Rebuilding for resilience

The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.

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Rebuilding for resilience

The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.

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F&S Solar commissions Caribbean’s largest PV plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built by German EPC, F&S Solar. It now aims to ramp the project up to 119 MW by next year.

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Barbados government buildings poised for $5.5m solar retrofit

Solar PV array to be installed at the Barbados Government headquarters on Bay Street by Solar Watts Systems. Retrofit is expected to reduce government’s energy bills by $16 million.

Saint Lucia to get first utility-scale solar plant

The island country in the eastern Caribbean is preparing to host a 3 MW solar PV plant, its first utility-scale renewable energy project.

Spain’s GES completes 28 MW Jamaican solar plant

Solar farm is island’s first utility-scale PV plant and augments GES’ renewables portfolio.

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