Imagine that you go into a store looking for your next refrigerator. This is a major purchase, and you have a limited budget and hopes that the refrigerator will last many years. The seller shows you several models that fit what your needs and have a good price, size and come in the color you are looking for. Do you need to know more? … [Read more...] about From A to G: Tell Me What Letter You Buy and I’ll Tell You How Energy Efficient You Are
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites companies that are developing renewable energy projects in Latin America and/or the Caribbean to apply for support for project development needs. … [Read more...] about Call for Proposals for Support for the Preparation of Renewable Energy Projects
A program to support project development will soon be available for eligible renewable energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean via the new Sustainable Energy Marketplace. If you are involved in developing, financing or maintaining sustainable energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, you are eligible to receive a grant from the IDB. To learn more about the … [Read more...] about Join the New Sustainable Energy Marketplace!
Latin America and the Caribbean is a region with high potential for renewable energy of all kinds. However, there are still gaps in terms of access to electricity access. Approximately 24 million people still have no electricity access, while others have access with very low quality, particularly in isolated systems. In this context, hybrid systems are a real cost effective … [Read more...] about Why are Hybrid Energy Systems Important for Latin America and the Caribbean?
Energy is a key part of the social and economic development of a country. If you don’t believe me, just look at countries with a high dependence on petroleum-based fuels for energy consumption. For example, in Central America and the Caribbean where there are high penetrations of petroleum products for electricity generation, countries face high prices for … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Governments can Take Advantage of Low Oil Prices and Invest in a More Sustainable Future