Renewable Energy in Barbados PDF Print E-mail

Solar water heating is the only application of renewable energy widely used in Barbados. Approximately 30,000 households in the island have solar water heaters.

The major problem with increasing renewable energy use is the fact that using this type of energy is generally significantly more expensive than using conventional energy sources. For example, Photo-voltaics is very expensive to introduce to individual homes.

In the last five (5) years, no significant strides have been made in the area of wind energy despite efforts to do so.

 

Energy Tip!

Water heating can account for 14%–25% of the energy consumed in your home. You can reduce your monthly water heating bills by selecting the appropriate water heater for your home or pool and by using some energy-efficient water heating strategies.