Cost of electricity in Barbados

One of the traditional challenges of living on an island has been finding a suitable energy source to support the growth of society. Currently, Barbados and many islands rely almost entirely on imported fossil fuels for power generation. The combination … Continue reading

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Energy vs Power (kWh vs kW)

  Energy Power Definition Energy is the amount of power consumed (or generated) over a period of time. Power is the rate at which energy is consumed (or generated) at a particular point in time. Common unit(s) kWh (kilowatt-hours), MWh … Continue reading

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Solar scores big at World Cup 2014

  It’s that time again – a sudden uptick in “sick days”, longer lunch breaks and people leaving work early can mean only one thing – World Cup action is back! This particular World Cup is special due to the … Continue reading

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Reducing upfront cost of solar

The upfront capital cost for a residential solar PV system in Barbados is currently in the $16,000-$40,000 price range which is reasonable now and will continue to become more affordable in the future. Until then, reducing the current upfront cost … Continue reading

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60th anniversary of modern solar cell

  In April 1954, the modern solar cell was born. We’ve come a long way in 60 years and we’re only just at the beginning. Take a trip back in time and watch some archived footage of solar power history. … Continue reading

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Why isn’t there more solar PV in Barbados?

  With the drivers of high electricity costs and abundant sunshine, one might expect that Barbados would be generating more electricity from the sun, so why isn’t there more solar PV in Barbados? There are some known barriers to the … Continue reading

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The Sun is an ideal power plant

  Global energy distribution – sunlight reaches everyone on the planet at roughly 1000W/m2 Easily available to anyone – sunlight is available to everyone regardless of social or economic status Maintenance free – unlike conventional power plants, the Sun requires … Continue reading

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