Tag - Renewable energy

Solar Panel Installation DIY Tutorial!

This video is the first in our series on instructional DIY tutorials on solar panel installation on a concrete roof. This tutorial is tailored to renewable energy installers and homeowners who are interested in installing their own small system. It also shows how we mount the aluminum rail, connect wires, combiner box, and ran the electrical wire for the charge controller, inverter, and batteries. This is an OFF GRID home powered by 1 wind turbine and 8 solar panels....

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KB Renewable Robotics Camp 2016

Kimroy Bailey Renewable Robotics Summer Camp Flyer 2016 Kimroy Bailey Robotics and the University of Technology, Jamaica have partnered to present a targeted Science, Robotics and Renewable Energy summer Camp. The first week of our Renewable Robotics Camp covers: How to build a mobile robot, programing, 3D Printing, Mobile App Creation and an introduction to Renewable Energy. The second week of the camp concentrates on how to assemble a wind turbine and solar panels, how to build a basic solar...

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Renewable Energy & Robotics to Grow the economy

Renewable Energy & robotics can significantly grow the Jamaican economy. Forty years of a mere 0-1% growth has forced a mass migration of young intellectuals to work in other countries and build their economies. This article challenges the leaders of Jamaica to pursue renewable energy & robotics to achieve momentous economic growth capable of returning our country to the glorious economic days of the 17th century. In the early days when Jamaica was Queen, major cities in the even mighty United...

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The KB Foundation Renewable Energy Education session

The Kimroy Bailey Foundation hosted its first Renewable Energy Education session on the grounds of the 100% Renewable Community Center in Litchfield, Trelawny. In keeping with the Foundation's vision of making renewable energy accessible to youths in the developing areas of the Jamaica and the Caribbean the session was designed for teens and young adults interested in understanding the principle and operation of solar and wind energy. A comprehensive demonstration unit was set up and an engaging presentation done by...

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Green, Renewable Buildings

With the economical conditions that we as Jamaicans face on a daily basis, it’s always good to find ways to save. It’s not as hard as it seems, we can save financially and also protect/save our environment by living green (environmentally friendly). Green Building; (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. According...

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PetroCaribe Solution: Integrating Renewables in the Caribbean

Former Venezuelan  President Mr. Hugo Chávez The recent death of Venezuelan President Mr. Hugo Chávez has sparked concerns across the Caribbean and Latin America Energy sectors. It has been forecast that cheap Venezuelan oil which once flooded our shores are no longer expected to at the rate it did during Mr. Chávez 's 14 year tenure under the PetroCaribe deal. The agreement which was initiated in 2005 provided more than a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with oil and...

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Funding an Offshore Wind Farm

The funds from the recently failed LNG project which was expected to cost over US$602 million could be channeled to an offshore wind farm capable of lowering Jamaica's monthly energy bills permanently unlike the failed LNG project which was subjected to imported natural gas. In order to ensure that our country stops digging the 'borrow from Peter to pay Paul’ pit, the country needs to ensure that it has a solid project that will guarantee that we repay US$750...

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Energy Conservation in the Office or at work

Tweet I had a GREAT interview with Alan Magnus and Paula-Anne Porter this morning on RJR 94Fm. We spoke about a few topics including: Renewable energy, Robotics and Energy conservation. I have requested the audio file which I'll upload as a Podcast for persons who didn't have the chance to tune in. This article is the 2nd in the series of energy conservation. Here are some tips to save energy in Your office or business place. In these trying economic times...

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