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Bajans Keen on Renewable Energy

Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is reporting an increased interest in renewable energy systems among Barbadians especially in the last year.   This disclosure has come from ECRL’s Renewable Energy Manager Neilsen Beneby, who said he was expecting the interest to continue to grow as more financing options are made available and...

Gb Power Cost ‘Third Lowest’ In Region Says Top Executive

Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC.   Top executive said the cost of electricity in Grand Bahama is the third-lowest in the Caribbean region but agrees that it could be lower.   “I would be the first to say the price is not low enough,” said Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC....

Barbados Is Switching To BYD Electric Buses

  Barbados to get a fleet of 35 electric buses, which will be powered by renewable electricity.       BYD recently delivered a fleet of 33 battery-electric buses (30-foot buses K7 model) to Barbados, an island country in the Caribbean region.   The total fleet will be 35 vehicles, as the remaining two will be delivered by December 2020....

Barbados’ Evolution in a Post COVID-19 Environment

Simultaneously growing crops under PV Arrays while producing electricity from the panels   The COVID-19 pandemic has been an inordinately large economic shock that is ravaging economies large and small. What was initially a health issue has evolved into a major economic challenge. This situation, however, underscores the need for larger buffers...

Government Told: Focus on Job Creation in Renewable Energy Sector

  With over $270 million to be allocated to capital works expenditure, Senator Crystal Drakes is urging government to use some of these funds to push job creation in the renewable energy sector.   “If you want to engage in an exercise where you have job creation, you need to take some of...