Renewable Energy


Hydro Energy

Hydro energy is the most important renewable energy resource. It has a lot of advantages over other energy resources . Also, it is one of the pollution free energy resource. Most of the hydro-electric power plants that generate electricity are built in remote areas that are far away from the cities....

Hydropower Is An Under-utilized Resource in Jamaica.

4_Energy-Hydropower Discuss this statement, indicating the pros and cons of using this form of energy. Flowing water creates energy that can be harnessed and converted into electricity. This is called hydropower, and as the name suggests, its source is water, (hence the ‘hydro’). Energy from flowing water is arguably the...

How Do Wind Turbines Work

Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. Click on the image to see an animation of wind at work. So how...

The Role of Geothermal in the Caribbean’s Energy Future

The Caribbean is one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy, with huge solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy potential. Despite this, most Caribbean nations still use imported diesel or oil to generate more than 90% of their energy. So what has been the barrier to using renewables?...