USSolar Institute Helps Boost Jamaica Solar Industry. In many ways, Jamaica is the ideal solar market. It enjoys semi-equatorial sunshine all year round. The island nation also has extremely high grid-utility prices, making solar energy an attractive option for homeowners and businesses looking to reduce costs.
However, despite these factors, Jamaica has remained on the sidelines of a solar boom that it should be leading.
The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has recently introduced provisions that could help catapult the country to its rightful place at the green energy table. In partnership with local utility provider, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), this new regulation allows independent power producers to essentially sell excess solar and wind