Tag - wind turbines

Highway wind turbine streetlights

Wind Turbine Powered Highway lights, concept by TAK Studio   #TeamKB, Here's a super cool innovation and another reason to #KeepBelieving in the future of renewable technology. A creative concept of a 'wind-turbine highway lights' powered by the rush of air created by cars and trucks speeding past. Eco-design firm TAK was responsible for creating the concept and pitched it to government, state and other transportation officials, noting that all of that unused wind from passing vehicles would not only power overhead lights but...

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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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HOT102Fm Interview with Prime Minister Awardees

On Tuesday  April 2, 2012, I was invited to join a distinguished panel of Prime Minister's Youth Awardees to discuss nation building and how young individuals can contribute to the holistic development of our country in the studios of Hot102FM. Myself along with  fellow Prime Minister's Youth awardees Timar Jackson, who excelled as a student at The University of  the West Indies and was awarded in the category of Academics with a GPA of 4.2. aw well as 19 year...

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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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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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5 Tips to reduce your monthly energy bill by 20%

Tweet This post will present a practical solution to Jamaica’s energy crisis and require that Jamaicans stop pointing fingers and play their part, since plans for a 360MW Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project failed to materialize. The LNG project was expected to reduce the cost of electricity by up to 40% and scheduled to be completed by 2015. The recent turn in the LNG development will give the island a brief window to sit and strategically plan a sustainable way...

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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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