Angella Rainford, the businesswoman who conceptualised and led the development of Jamaica’s largest solar farm at Paradise Park in Westmoreland, has set up a new venture, Soleco Energy Limited, to fund solar power solutions for companies in the Caribbean region. It already has projects lined up this year in Jamaica and Barbados.
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Angella Rainford is honoured to participate as a moderator at the 2nd Renpower Caribbean - investors 2021 hosted online by Euroconvention Global taking place on the 10th and 11th March 2021.
Did the much-touted clean energy transition in the Caribbean survive intact through the pandemic? The consensus, it seems, is that we’re licking our wounds – but that it’s alive and kicking. New Energy’s editorial team spoke to Caribbean specialists and industry insiders to check the region’s vital signs, gauge market sentiment, and get a sense for trends and markets we should be watching in 2021.
Initiatives to bring solar energy to the Caribbean and Latin America. Some great exposure for Soléco Energy during the EU Green Week 2020 thanks to Euronews. Click on the link to watch the clip.
Soléco Energy are delighted to officially announce the opening of our new office in Kingston, Jamaica. As we are enablers for the solar revolution taking place for Caribbean and Latin American businesses, it is important for us to be able to welcome our Clients in person in the centre of the action. We are situated at Unit #11, 9-11 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica. As soon as COVID-19 is under control, please do come to visit us!
We are pleased that Angella Rainford, our CEO, will be a panellist on the Project Aggregation session at #CREFenergy Virtual which runs from October 28-30. Join us along with our moderator Christopher Burgess, and fellow panellists Rhianna Neely and Aran McKittrick for what is the largest renewable energy event for the #Caribbean.
Angella Rainford and Wayne Grant on site during the construction of the 50 MW Paradise Park solar project in Jamaica. >> Since founding Rekamniar Frontier Ventures in 2011, Angella Rainford has seen plenty of success as a PV project developer working in emerging markets. Originally from Jamaica, she has come to focus primarily on the Caribbean region. Last year, she started a new company, Soleco Energy, in the commercial PV segment, as well. pv magazine recently caught up with the London-based investor to discuss solar PV projects and the rapidly developing energy markets of the Caribbean. >> Source: pv magazine July 2020 issue
Join us as we reignite our fire and continue on our journey for growth. #ParadisePark #renewableenergy #solarproject #solarindustry #renewables #solarinstallation #gosolar #caribbean
A new decade, a new era for the Caribbean energy market? Correlating the arrival of 2020 with a watershed in the way in which the region operates is, arguably, a fool’s game. What’s undeniable, however, is that if evolution is sometimes slow, sometimes rapid, we are currently in a period characterized by the latter. Change is in the air. We asked a group of experts – on-the-ground practitioners who have been active in the Caribbean for years – to give us their thoughts on what’s driving the market, and trends to look out for in 2020.... Angella Rainford, CEO & Founder of Soleco Energy, believes that “Utility-scale projects will continue to develop but I would anticipate an acceleration in the DG market relative to utility-scale.”
Soleco Energy is honoured to have been a part of this exciting panel at the 2020 #makingsolarbankable conference hosted by Solarplaza and FMO - Dutch entrepreneurial development bank.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness believes that Jamaica can potentially host more renewable-energy sources to add up to 50 per cent of electricity to the national grid by 2030, which would also give the country more options for cleaner energy. Holness expressed that view while addressing yesterday’s opening ceremony for the Paradise Park Solar Farm in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.
Eight Rivers represents a significant development for Jamaica’s energy sector, as at US$8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), Paradise Park will be the cheapest source of clean energy for Jamaica.
Eight Rivers Energy Company, the entity set to operate the Paradise Park Solar Farm in Westmoreland, says the project is half-complete and due for commissioning by the second quarter of this year.
Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) has announced on its twitter account that works have begun on what will be the country’s largest PV power plant.
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