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Empower.vi presents a solution to the U.S.Virgin Island's Energy Crisis. Ben Walter a resident of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands presents a plan to install 300 megawatts of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines directly off the South Shore of St. Croix near the shutdown (February 2012) Hovensa Oil refinery. The planned wind farm can be fully financed solely by redirecting significantly less than the in excess of $400 million that the U.S. Virgin Islands expends on purchasing fossil fuels each year (WAPA $200M and road transportation $200M), which could otherwise finance the capital investment. Fuel costs that will no doubt increase significantly over the coming months, and forever bring uncertainty to the territory as it remains beholden to those who control those resources. O...
Elemental Water Makers: Virgin Islands project explained - Savings up to 70% by avoiding the use of electricity - Easily scalable from a few thousands gallons per day up to hundreds of thousands to meet the fresh water demand on-site - Reliability of operation by using mature technology - Off-grid installation preventing tons of carbon dioxide emissions - Stress-free operation by remote monitoring and automation - Silent operation by excluding high-pressure pumps and generators Patent pending, application number: International: PCT/NL2015/050290 United Kingdom: GB1407588.1 The Netherlands: NL2012722
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Hovensa oil refinery on the US' Virgin Islands has announced it will halt operations next month. The refinery is one of the islands' biggest employers. More than 2.000 people are losing their jobs because the refinery on St. Croix is shutting down. It is a double blow to St. Croix, which is already facing government cutbacks. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from St. Croix.
What did the first ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium look like to an environmental engineering professor from the University of South Florida who comes from the Caribbean region, who is very much engaged with sustainability and education there, and who sits on the advisory board of the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands? CCETS was held in St. Thomas from March 24th to March 27th, and came right after the first Caribbean clean energy summit led by Vice President Biden in early 2015. It was organized by the Caribbean-Central American Action, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands (UVI) are eligible for EPSCOR funding as they receive only a small percentage of grants awarded by...
New development in Virgin Islands has solar water heaters and energy efficient appliances
This video showcases a project completed by two students at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute in St. Croix, USVI. As part of their 9-week "Ridge to Reef Beneficial Farmer Training Program" they took on the challenge of learning about and applying that knowledge to the design and construction of a solar energy system. They had no prior experience in engineering but under the guidance of passionate instructors they stepped up to this task and succeeded.
This video shows some of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria
Carib Solar Tech is based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. They design, sell and deploy solar heating systems ranging from residential heating to commercial heating, direct and indirect pool/spa heating and heat recovery systems. Their team members have 25+ years as active solar thermal rebate dealers and installers participating in the local V.I. Energy Office Rebate Program. Carib Solar Tech also designs, sells and deploys photovoltaic power systems for grid tie, grid assist and off grid application. AC coupled systems with battery storage and back up power capabilities are also part of our product offering. "We Design Custom Systems" "The mission is simple. We offer alternative energy solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of the consumer in an effort to preserve the pris...
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) and United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for feasibility study for world's first US-based commercial on-shore OTEC plant and Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) systems in USVI.
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We caught up with Sherman Browne in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in Minneapolis where he discussed his experiences as the former president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Monroe. By the end of the interview you will realize why they still call him Mr. Jiggy when he gives a piece of the SIFE Jingle.
In a major speech the VI governor discusses components of plans to reduce the islands dependency on fossil fuel, 60 percent by 2025
The main goal of the University of the Virgin Islands' Energy Plan is to reduce the electrical consumption of UVI and insure we meet the goal of 60% reduction on the dependence on fossil fuels by 2015. This goal will be accomplished by using of alternative energy, upgrading current systems, capital investment, and setting up protocols and policies on how the University is going to use its energy. Learn more online at http://www.uvi.edu/administration/administration-and-finance/energy_management.aspx
The 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands met on Monday at the Fritz Lawetz Conference Room in Frederiksted for a Committee of the Whole hearing, where testimony from principals of ABR VI and Monarch Energy Partners was heard, as well as testimony from private citizens. At the more than eight-hour meeting, which began a little after 4:30 p.m. Monday and lasted well after midnight on Tuesday morning, lawmakers poked holes in ABR VI’s Operating Agreement that is currently before the Senate for ratification.