Solar Energy


Solar Savings – Holy Trinity High Cuts Bill In Half With Renewable Energy

SHOCKED THAT the approximately $1 million monthly electricity bill at Holy Trinity High School has been cut by half, the country’s sole power provider, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), made its way to the Central Kingston-based school to investigate whether the reduction was due to meter tampering or abstraction....

Wigton Windfarm Commissioned

Wind Farm Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of the state owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) brought into commission its twenty-three, (23) 900- kilowatt wind turbine. The farm located at Wigton Manchester was constructed at a cost of approximately US$25 million and has maximum capacity of 20.7 Megawatts. They have...

Power Wheeling Programme Must Include Solar and Wind

Electricity wheeling has been proposed in Jamaica as a way to promote distributed power generation, especially from renewable-energy sources. Under the proposed wheeling programme, a company or individual could generate electricity in one part of the country and pay the grid operator – the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) –...

Solar Radiation at Earth

The Sun emits a tremendous amount of energy, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, into space. If we could somehow build a gigantic ball around the Sun that completely enclosed it, and lined that ball with perfectly efficient photovoltaic solar panels, we could capture all of that energy and convert...