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Solar Under Storm For Policymakers Report

Solar Under Storm For Policymakers Report

A new report entitled “Solar Under Storm For Policymakers” details how “island policymakers and regulators can work together to enhance the resilience of solar photovoltaic [PV] systems across the Caribbean.” A spokesperson said, “Rocky Mountain Institute [RMI], the Clinton Foundation and the United Nations Office of the... Read more of this article

Column: Use Roofs To Catch Water & Sunshine

Column: Use Roofs To Catch Water & Sunshine

[Opinion column written by Jo Frith] When I first arrived in Bermuda in 2011, I was captivated by the beauty of the island and I couldn’t help but notice the architecture, particularly the Bermuda roofs. As I learned more about Bermuda’s architecture, what stood out wasn’t just the colour or shapes but the function of our roofs and how they... Read more of this article

BZS To Host Virtual Lecture Series On Energy

BZS To Host Virtual Lecture Series On Energy

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host Zoom lectures entitled ‘Energy Empowerment’ on Thursday, June 18 at 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Coronavirus-related disruptions have given the Bermuda Zoological Society time to rethink its lecture series. In response to the new way of communicating with our members and the community,... Read more of this article

Walkers Advise Saturn On Bermuda Solar Farm

Walkers Advise Saturn On Bermuda Solar Farm

Walkers Limited acted as Bermuda counsel to Saturn Power group on the development of a solar-powered electricity generation plant, built on the land known as the “finger” at Bermuda’s airport. A spokesperson said, “Walkers is pleased to have acted as Bermuda counsel to Saturn Power group in relation to the development of a solar-powered... Read more of this article

Minister On 6 Megawatt Solar Farm Progress

Minister On 6 Megawatt Solar Farm Progress

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to report to this Honourable House on the progress of the 6 megawatt solar farm at the LF Wade International Airport. Just last week, the Regulatory Authority awarded an operating license to the developers of the project, Saturn Solar Bermuda 1, the Bermudian... Read more of this article

RA Approves Operating Licence For Solar Farm

RA Approves Operating Licence For Solar Farm

The Regulatory Authority has approved the operating licence for the new solar farm at the ‘Finger’ at L. F. Wade International Airport. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter H. Roban, is pleased to announce the Regulatory Authority’s approval of the operating licence for the new solar farm at the ‘Finger’... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Earlier this month the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban met with the island’s solar installers to hear their thoughts on how to build a shared vision for Bermuda’s energy future. Attendees included representatives from the Department of Planning, Department of Energy, BE Solar, Greenlight Solar, AES, BEST and BAE. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

AXIS Expands Renewable Energy Expertise

AXIS Expands Renewable Energy Expertise

AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, announced the appointments of Sam Walsh as senior underwriter and Mat Pifer as an underwriter in its renewables division. Messrs. Walsh and Pifer will be jointly responsible for underwriting new and renewal, property and liability renewable energy business in North America,... Read more of this article

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

Noting the “growth in the renewable energy industry,” BE Solar recently welcomed new staff, with Paul Gosling, Raphael Knight-Packwood, Jordan Rowse, and Aaron Hooper joining the team. A spokesperson said, “BE Solar, Bermuda’s most established solar energy company, has been focusing on how to achieve its vision of an efficient Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister On Achieving Renewable Energy Goals

Minister On Achieving Renewable Energy Goals

On Tuesday [Oct 22], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban met with CEO of the Bermuda-based Legal & General [L&G] Re, Thomas Olunloyo and Laura Mason, London-based CEO of Legal & General Retirement, Institutional to “discuss investment opportunities that could help Bermuda achieve future renewable energy goals.”Minister Roban... Read more of this article

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

In September, BE Solar pledged to donate $20 per solar panel sold towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. A spokesperson said, “Over the course of the month, 109 solar panels were sold to clients in Bermuda. These solar panels will offset the consumption of fossil fuel and will help to reduce the carbon emissions in Bermuda.”Jo... Read more of this article

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

The Regulatory Authority today [Oct 4] announced that after “conducting a thorough and complete solar PV analysis to establish a new Feed-in-Tariff [FIT] for Bermuda’s solar PV distributed generators [Gs], the FIT has been revised from 0.1736 [$/kWh] to $0.2265 per kilowatt hour [kWh], and will take effect on October 7, 2019.” The RA said,... Read more of this article

Better Energy Plan Team: IRP Is ‘Fantastic News’

Better Energy Plan Team: IRP Is ‘Fantastic News’

The Bermuda Better Energy Plan Team called the release of the Regulatory Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] “fantastic news for our island and the planet.” The IRP calls “high levels of renewable energy resources,” with the RA saying the plan includes adding utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power via an offshore wind... Read more of this article