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!

Conduct an energy audit of your home to find air leaks and to check for the proper level of insulation. Common sources of air leaks include cracks around windows and doors, gaps along baseboard, mail chutes, cracks in brick, siding, stucco or foundation, or where any external lines (phone, cable, electric, and gas) enter the home.