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European Investment Bank to Support Caribbean Islands’ Geothermal Energy Project

February 2nd, 2012 | by Andrew

A grant from the European Investment Bank will finance a feasibility study of building grid connections between geothermal power plants on Dominica to the neighboring islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Caribbean nations are increasingly looking to develop renewable energy resources as key enablers of achieving Millennium Development Goals and significantly reducing their reliance on polluting, imported fossil fuels


Solar PV & Remote, Distributed Microgrids Poised to Improve Living Conditions for Millions

January 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

The integration of solar photovoltaics (PV) into remote microgrids will drive rapid growth in the market for such distributed, renewable energy-powered off-grid systems, according to a new market research report. The 80% of world population that resides in developing countries consumes only 30% of global energy supplies, but that's growing as these countries' economies develop. Able to be built and installed cheaply and in short order, solar PV-powered remote microgrids have the potential to literally and figuratively empower millions and protect the environment by providing them reliable, affordable access to clean, renewable electricity.



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