Solar Energy


Installation in progress under PCJ Solar PV Systems for Schools Initiative

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has completed installation of solar panels at 12 of 15 schools which are slated to receive grid tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under a $62 million project. To date panels have been mounted at Ardenne High, Clarendon College, Glenmuir High, Hampton School for Girls,...

JPS Mandeville hosts Energy Expo

Mandeville, Manchester — In partnership with furniture retailer Courts, the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) eSTORE, hosted an Energy Conservation Exposition on June 5. The event was part of related activities occuring simultaneously in different areas of Region Central, which consists of Manchester, St Catherine, Clarendon and St Ann. On display...

Solar Power in Jamaica

Jamaica along with many other Caribbean countries is known for its abundance in solar energy based on its latitudinal and longitudinal placement. In fact, past statistics have shown that Jamaica receives an estimated average of 177 MJ/ m2 per year of direct solar radiation. That is enough to supply approximately 5 ...

York Castle High Presented with Solar Panel from Alumni

The York Castle High School family is grateful to our alumni who have been contributing to the development of our beloved York Castle. Your input is enhancing the quality of the learning experience at York Castle. We are grateful to Gladstone Johnson (Class of 83) for giving our renewable energy...

Solar Energy and Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Edith Dalton James High

Education Minister, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has welcomed plans for the installation of solar energy and rainwater harvesting systems at the Edith Dalton James High School, over the next two years, which are expected to significantly reduce the institution’s utility costs. The projects, to be spearheaded by the school’s...