Tag - Wind energy

Wigton projects $1 Billion net profit

Wigton Wind Farm Jamaica Ltd, the largest wind farm in the English speaking Caribbean has forecast $1 billion in net profit and will offset just under 60,000 barrels of imported oil by producing clean electricity from the wind. This would have otherwise cost the country about $600 million to import oil for electricity production using old, inefficient generators. The Wigton Wind Farm is paid US₵10.21 per KWh up from US₵5.00 by the Jamaica Public Service Company, while JPS, the only...

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Islandwide Blackout! 100% Renewable is Reliable

On Saturday March 30 over 90% of the  600,000 customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company endured several hours without electrical energy, while Mr. Renewable enjoyed every bit of power from his solar panels and wind turbine in the overcast Saturday afternoon. The day was expected to be bustling with activities as yesterday, Good Friday, was a national holiday. Shoppers nationwide would be using today to prepare for the extended weekend with  bun and cheese and all other essentials. Jamaica...

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Put the Wind to Work

“Fiya deh a muss-muss tail, ‘im tink a cool breeze” Growing up in the uplands of Trelawny, Jamaica, I have been immersed in a daily dosage of Jamaican proverbs which are considered the second language of the area; this by far is one of my favorite. Many share the view that an IMF deal might be Jamaica’s solution to the islands economic woes, but nothing could be further from the truth. Until the day our blessed nation has a...

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Clean Getaway at Jamaica Motor Car Show

This Post was copied from the Jamaica Observer, Friday January 25, 2012. The original article can be found by clicking here. Tweet IT wasn’t all about cars at the 2013 Jamaica Motor Show held at Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road, St Andrew, on Saturday.  Kimroy Bailey, 23-yearold electrical engineer, used the event to share his message of renewable energy. Kimroy Bailey and Tarick Edwards from TeamKB introduced the model of a 100% Renewable Home. Life without monthly energy bills. (Photo not featured in...

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