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Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... Read more of this article

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

The solar farm at the airport finger is expected to begin construction in the late summer or early fall and it should be operational in the first quarter of 2019, according to Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Roban said, “Monday, June 4 was an historic day for Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Finger’ Solar Power Project Signing

Video: ‘Finger’ Solar Power Project Signing

[Updated] Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch are holding a press conference this afternoon [June 4]. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video of the press conference is below. Update: Speaking at today’s press conference, Minister Roban... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... Read more of this article

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation on the method to calculate the rate paid to Renewable Energy Metering Scheme participants is underway, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced today. The Feed-in Tariff is paid by BELCO to compensate people who are connected to the electricity network and who generate electricity via renewable energy systems such as solar panels and... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

An investment in solar energy will help tenants at Bermuda’s premier shopping mall and office complex save money, Washington Properties said today. As part of a major upgrade of Washington Mall, owners Washington Properties are installing bi-facial solar panels on the roof of one of their buildings. Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager of... Read more of this article

Bermudian Steven Douglas Joins BE Solar

Bermudian Steven Douglas Joins BE Solar

Steven Douglas has joined the team at BE Solar as their dedicated Project & Procurement Manager. “Steven has vast experience and qualifications in the areas of construction and installation having worked in the elevator industry for over 13 years. He is a certified facility manager through BOMI International and has numerous other certifications,”... Read more of this article

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 2nd. Greenrock is reminding the members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback regarding net metering is tomorrow [July 28]. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to remind members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback On Solar Net Metering

RA Seek Feedback On Solar Net Metering

The Regulatory Authority said they recently intervened in the electricity market with regard to solar net metering, via the issuance of an Emergency General Determination in relation to BELCO. “As part of this process, the Authority is now consulting on solar net metering and invites comments and input from the public and all interested parties,”... Read more of this article

19 Invited To Bid On Airport Solar Development

19 Invited To Bid On Airport Solar Development

The RFQ process for the solar project at the airport finger yielded 29 submissions, 19 met the criteria and were invited to bid, with the project attracting potential bidders from Bermuda, Canada, Spain, USA, Germany, UK and Australia. This was stated by the Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3], who... Read more of this article

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon, the UK-based renewable energy investment company and official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, will help fund the installation of solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] in the Royal Naval Dockyard. “The installation is expected to generate more than 93,600kWh of clean energy per year, contributing to a significant... Read more of this article

Video: AC Endeavour Program Goes ‘Off Grid’

Video: AC Endeavour Program Goes ‘Off Grid’

Local company Alternative Energy Systems recently donated 10 solar panels to the America’s Cup Endeavour program, with the installed solar panels not only helping to lower costs and reduce the program’s footprint, but also helping to educate its young participants and ensure that the program continues “well beyond the America’s... Read more of this article