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NTPC begins bidding process for 900-megawatt solar farm in Cuba

The Economic Times: NTPC on Tuesday invited bids to set up a 900-megawatt (MW) solar energy park in the Republic of Cuba. NTPC, a corporate partner of ISA International Solar Alliance (ISA), has been chosen as the preferred partner for implementation of the projects. According to the official press release, NTPC and the Union Electrica […]

January 19, 2022 Read More →

Dominican Republic to increase production of renewables

Dominican Today: The Dominican government is committed to increasing the production of renewable energies to face the uncertainties of the future in terms of clean energy supply and accomodating society’s growth and welfare. This was stated by the Minister of Energy and Mines, Antonio Almonte, during the opening of the Energyear Caribe 2021 congress, which […]

October 1, 2021 Read More →

Jamaica plans addition of 320MW of solar and wind this year

PV Tech: The Caribbean’s leader in renewable energy, Jamaica, is looking to procure 320MW of renewables this year as part of plans to diversify its energy sector. Jamaica’s government is working towards an ambitious Integrated Resource Plan which has established how the island intends to procure power over the next 20 years. The initiative has […]

August 12, 2021 Read More →

Swiss firm Leclanché begins construction of largest solar-plus-storage project in the Caribbean

PV Tech: Swiss energy storage company Leclanché has broken ground on a US$70 million solar and storage microgrid project in St Kitts and Nevis. The system will include a 35.7MW solar farm and a 14.8MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS), and will provide state-owned utility St Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) with roughly a third […]

December 14, 2020 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie expects 6.9GW of new wind capacity through 2029 in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean

Renewables Now: Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean collectively installed 1,830 MW of new wind power capacity in 2019, growing additions by 126% year-on-year, according to market researcher Wood Mackenzie. The region arrived in 2020 with more than 8.4 GW of cumulative operational wind power capacity, close to 6.5 GW of which is in Mexico. […]

June 19, 2020 Read More →

Op-Ed: It Wouldn’t Pay to Build a New Coal-Fired Plant in Jamaica

Stephen G. Smith for the Jamaica Observer: The cost of building and then maintaining a coal-fired plant in Jamaica would be cost prohibitive for any investor. Several costs have to be looked at which include: cost of converting or building of a coal-fired plant. Some of the more recent coal-fired plants that are proposed, or […]

October 17, 2016 Read More →