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What It Will Take to Rebuild the Caribbean With Clean Energy

Renewable Energy Caribbean

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Maria on energy systems in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean highlight an energy security problem that has been lurking for decades. Massive damage to centralized grids will mean that many of the affected island nations and territories won’t restore full electricity service for another four to six months at the earliest.

Calls from international political and business leaders to rebuild Caribbean energy infrastructure around clean energy resources like wind and solar are encouraging. As rebuilding efforts begin, project developers will need complete clarity on the needs and challenges of bringing renewables to the region in order to translate today’s enthusiastic pledges of support and funding into tomorrow’s efficient, reliable and resilient clean energy projects.

As the 9th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum kicks off in Miami, the Caribbean sits at an intersection of need and opportunity when it comes to energy infrastructure…

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October 19, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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