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Alternative Energy

Renewable EnergyAlternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy. 

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Welcome to the Energy Unit

Like most of the countries of the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is heavily dependent on imported petroleum products for electricity generation, transportation, cooking, and other energy requirements. It has an energy mix with more than 96% petroleum base and about 3% hydro power with emerging contribution from solar PV and geothermal. The country is endowed with other potential indigenous sources including geothermal, solar thermal, wind and biomass. Read more

  • Turn off the lights

    Energy tool tips

  • Use energy saving light bulbs

    Energy tool tips

  • Shut off and unplug computers

    Energy tool tips

  • Use less air-conditioning, open up the windows for natural cooling.

    Energy tool tips

  • Use less air conditioning, open up the windows for natural cooling

    Energy tool tips

  • When cooking, use a burner that fits your pan

    Energy tool tips

  • Don’t leave the fridge door open for longer than necessary

    Energy tool tips

  • Use natural light

    Energy tool tips

Alternative Energy

Renewable EnergyAlternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy. 

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Renewable clean energy sources

Renewable EnergyMost renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Sunlight, or solar energy, can be used directly for heating and lighting homes

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Popular recycling techniques

Renewable EnergyCurious about what you could be doing to help the environment from right within your household? Here are a few DIY recycling tips

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The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is currently executing a project to test and analyze the cost effectiveness of operating alternative energy driven vehicles on the terrain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, all towards addressing the broader issue of ensuring a clean environment.

 

ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioners may use up to 8 percent less energy than conventional models. Come and find out more about this and other energy efficient products such as lighting and thermal systems would be on display at our Roving exhibition coming to a community near you.

Geothermal Energy at La Soufrière

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La Soufrière Volcano

Utilizing geothermal energy would Reduce and stabilize electricity prices in St. Vincent; Provide a reliable supply of electricity for Vinlec customers; Increase St. Vincent's national energy security

Solar panels at Vinlec's Lowmans plant

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Vinlec's Solar Panels at Lowmans

Is a clean source of energy; it is not only sustainable, but also renewable. It reduces electricity bills and can also be used in remote areas where it is to be expensive to extend the electricity power grid.

Hydro-energy plants in Saint Vincent

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Hydro plant in Cumberland

VINLEC currently generates approximately 15-20% of the country's energy demand using hydroelectricity. SVG has three operating hydro-plants located at South Rivers, Cumberland and Richmond.