Barbados – Renewable Energy Technology and Equipment Barbados – Renewable Energy
Renewable and alternative energy remain a growing opportunity in Barbados. The government has announced plans to make the country powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources by 2030. The government published a National Energy Policy in 2019. The Barbadian renewables market is focused on solar photovoltaics, but interest is increasing in wind, waste, biomass, and ocean and wave energy.
Solar photovoltaics and wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular for residential and commercial purposes, particularly in the tourism sector. The government is also exploring larger scale wind, solar, and other forms of alternative energy for national electricity consumption and to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
The United States is the world leader in renewable energy research and technology. Close proximity to Barbados and current duty free exemptions on solar technologies are some of the advantages of Barbados in this area. Barbados is seeking to become a leader in clean energy transformation, grid modernization, and energy efficiency.
María Elena Portorreal
Senior Commercial Specialist for the Caribbean Region
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Jonelle M. Watson
U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
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