Tag: Solar energy

Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

The Department of Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Initiative which began in 2009 will end this month following five years of steady growth and a notable increase in solar panel and residential solar hot-water installations. A spokesperson said, “The rebate scheme began as an incentive to offer residents up to $5,000 for the installation of... Read more of this article

Local Filmmaker Shoots Historic Afghan Project

Local Filmmaker Shoots Historic Afghan Project

Central Asia’s largest solar project has just been completed in the Afghan provincial capital of Bamyan City, giving the region its very first power grid, and local filmmaker and director Robert Zuill went to central Afghanistan in May 2013 to shoot a video depicting the momentous renewable energy undertaking. “I was working for Sustainable... Read more of this article

Island’s Largest Solar Panel System Installed

Island’s Largest Solar Panel System Installed

The 1000 sq ft solar panel system installed on the roof of the new Acute Care Wing of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital is now the island’s largest solar panel system, a spokesperson said today. “The state of the art solar plant installed by Bermuda Engineering Co. Ltd [BE Solar] for Paget Health Services comprises nearly 1000 square... Read more of this article

Greenrock Welcomes New Sources Of Power

Greenrock Welcomes New Sources Of Power

Government must actively encourage businesses working on supplying new sources of power, according to a group promoting Bermuda’s part in a worldwide campaign to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Greenrock’s executive director Gordon Johnson made the call after Finance Minister Bob Richards announced that Government and the Regulatory Authority would... Read more of this article

AES Announces Solar Leasing Programme

AES Announces Solar Leasing Programme

[Updated] Alternative Energy Systems Ltd. [AES] has introduced their new solar leasing programme, which allows the recipients to have solar energy installed at their homes with no up-front cost. It allows homeowners to reap the benefits of green energy and enjoy the long-term rewards of making their own power and being less dependent on traditional... Read more of this article

Bermuda Engineering Opens Solar Showroom

Bermuda Engineering Opens Solar Showroom

Bermuda Engineering Company hosted the grand opening of their St John’s Road solar showroom earlier this week. Bermudians of all ages and from all walks of life were on hand to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony and festivities to follow. People were impressed by the solar displays, including a roof cross-section showing how the solar panels... Read more of this article

New Solar Energy Showroom Set To Open Today

New Solar Energy Showroom Set To Open Today

Bermuda Engineering will become the island’s first solar energy company to open its doors to the public with a new solar energy showroom, which opens today [July 30] at 48 St. John’s Road. Several Ministers will be attending the ribbon cutting and will kick off the celebrations, which will continue into the evening; and other dignitaries... Read more of this article

Photos: Nonsuch Island’s New Solar Panels

Photos: Nonsuch Island’s New Solar Panels

[Updated with videos] A press conference was held today [July 24] at Nonsuch Island to provide an overview of the installation of solar panels on the island nature reserve, which serve to to run its buildings, small lab, cottage, security cameras and the recently announced ‘Cahow Cam’. Minister of Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards said, “One... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Has Solar System Installed

U.S. Consulate Has Solar System Installed

The U.S. Consulate has gone solar. Last week Bermuda Engineering installed a 3.12kW solar photovoltaic system at the Consulate. The system will generate electricity at a cost of $0.22 per kWh compared to the current overall commercial rate of $0.42 per kWh. A spokesperson said, “The Consulate hopes to feed excess energy into the electricity network... Read more of this article

AES Unveils Proposal: Solar Above Bulls Head

AES Unveils Proposal: Solar Above Bulls Head

Alternative Energy Systems [Bermuda] Ltd. [AES] released its proposed plans for a 1.12MW solar array above the top level of Bulls Head Car Park, which would incorporate the island’s first electric car charging stations for motorists who purchase electric cars and would like to re-charge at the car park. AES said, “The system would feed directly... Read more of this article