Blue Mountain Renewables to build US$90 million 34 MW Wind Farm by December 2014

BMR (Blue Mountain Renewables) has finally scored a 20-year IPP (Independent Power Provider) Deal with JPS Co (Jamaica Public Service Company) as of Tuesday June 24th 2014. This is to supply some 34 MW of Wind Energy from their Wind Farm that’s located, ironically, just beside JPS Co’s 3 MW Wind Farm at Munro, St […]

Wigton Wind Farm: Origins and Future Development of Wind Energy in Jamaica

Wigton Wind Farm, located on Wigton Plantation in Manchester, has a history typical of most large companies like JAMALCO: it’s located on Lands that used to belong to a Plantation owner, in this case a man from Scotland named M. Wigton. His grave marks land that was once part of St. Elizabeth. The parish of […]

Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost

Folks, looks like I spoke to soon yet again! In my earlier this year entitled Digicel Jamaica’s Alternative Energy Future – Increased Electricity Bills and Energy Sector Opportunities collide I predicted that Digicel would go into Alternative Energy as they were already holders of the title of “Greenest Building in the Caribbean”. Alas, it appears […]

Digicel Jamaica’s Alternative Energy Future – Increased Electricity Bills and Energy Sector Opportunities collide

Digicel is also slated to move out of the RKA Building in New Kingston, which they do not own, but have been renting since 2001AD. Their new Solar and Wind powered complex on the WaterFront in Downtown Kingston puts them closer to the people whose love had nourished their financial bottomline as well as made them […]

Porteon heralds the coming of Free Local Shipping in 2012 – Amazon.com beckons

Since my article Oregon-based Porteon to assemble All-Electric Vehicles in Jamaica – One By One on the coming of Oregon-based Porteon and the All-Electric Vehicles at a Vehicle Fabrication plant in Viewfort,  St. Lucia and then ship them as containerized parts to Jamaica to have Jamaica’s finest Automotive Engineers and Technicians assemble All-Electric Trucks and Vehicles […]

Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit

The recently announced Nokia bicycle charging kit allows cyclists charge their mobile phone using pedal power while they ride. Such charging solutions are not new but Nokia being a major player in the mobile phone market sees an opportunity to target environmentally conscious consumers of their devices.

Nokia bicycle charging kit

The total charging time varies depending on the phone and the cycling speed but Nokia claims that with just 20 minutes of cycling at 10 km/h you can power up a Nokia 1202 for 1 hour of talk time or 74 hours of standby time. The Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit is compatible with all Nokia phones that have a 2 mm charging interface. The Nokia 1202 is a cheap phone without many of the advanced power sucking features in most smartphones that are in high demand lately as prices fall and competition intensifies. Read more about Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit