Capacity limit for solar PV

  “Power cap worry” and “BLPC limit threatening” were two of the headlines a few months ago. They were raising the concern that the amount of solar PV that the Barbados Light and Power was accepting to flow onto the … Continue reading

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Residential solar PV case study in Barbados

As much as solar energy is about saving the planet, helping the environment and creating a more sustainable society for future generations, the increasingly popular driving force is money. A solar PV system has to make economic sense before a … Continue reading

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Introduction to Renewable Energy – Free Online Course

If reading this website has piqued your interest in solar energy, and more broadly renewable energy, you may want to consider learning more by taking an online course. This particular course, RE100, is entitled Introduction to Renewable Energy and is … Continue reading

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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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Barbados Light and Power’s Renewable Energy Rider (RER)

  Barbados Light and Power has introduced a Renewable Energy Rider program, following a successful pilot program, whereby electricity generated from renewable energy sources result in credit being accumulated on the customer’s account. Renewable energy generation can be from wind … 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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