Jamaica House, jAMAICA
The Government of Jamaica has announced its participation in the Solar Head of State coalition and the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the national executive office, Jamaica House.
Jamaica is a climate leader among the Caribbean island states - the solar installation demonstrates Jamaica's commitment to a 30% renewable energy transition for electricity generation by 2030.
The installation work will be undertaken by U.S firm Solar Island Energy, working with the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) an agency of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology and Envisage Energy, a local Jamaican company focused on being part of their island’s sustainable future. The project is supported by Elms Consulting, a London-based strategic consulting firm working to accelerate sustainable development on islands.
The project relied on a partnership with Solaria Corporation, a global provider of solar module technologies. The new aesthetic PV array is a 15kW solar electric system comprised of Solaria PowerXT solar modules and Enphase Energy microinverters.
The Jamaican House installation will be a shining beacon of the importance of solar energy for Jamaica's future, and an indication of the government's commitment to using renewable energy. While island nations such as Jamaica are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, this project is a reminder that they are also leading in finding solutions.