Haiti Government to Introduce Bill Removing Import Duties on RE/EE Equipment

Frantz Duval, a journalist for Haiti newspaper Le Nouvelliste, reports in a recent article that the Haitian government plans to introduce legislation as part of the 2017-2018 Finance Act which will relieve all renewable energy and energy efficiency equipment from import duties. Although details of the Finance Act are yet to be released, this appears […]

Moïse Poised to Modernize Rural Haiti with Clean Energy

Guest Editorial, written by Allison Archambault, President of EarthSpark International The Haitian countryside is beautiful and full of potential. The lack of electricity, however, is debilitating. Haiti’s new President, Jovenel Moïse, has announced that he will prioritize the issue of electricity during his tenure.  Making good on his statements around rural electrification would make Moïse […]

Haiti seeks developer to install 1-3 microgrids

Haiti is seeking to expand energy access across its rural towns with a project that could potentially build build 80 community microgrids over the next 5 years. EarthSpark International, a leader in microgrids, has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 1-3 power generation systems for community-scale microgrids in the South Department of Haiti. The […]

Three reasons to watch Haiti’s renewable energy sector

The conditions for investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector are improving. On June 12-13, the Government of Haiti, with support from The World Bank and the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, will host the Haiti Sustainable Energy Forum in Port-au-Prince to underscore its readiness for investment and provide insight into emerging opportunities. Read on for […]

Haiti’s Clean Energy Transition: The Time Has Come

Recovering from successive natural disasters, Haiti vowed to rebuild a greener, stronger, more resilient and sustainable energy sector. This implies a drastic transition of the country’s energy mix, currently relying on oil products for grid connected and autonomous power generation. The ultimate outcome will be increased access to clean, modern and reliable energy services for […]

Small scale solar in Haiti funded by regional institution

As part of a project funded by the (CPE) of Jacmel, the Sub-police station of Bassin Caïman, located at the entrance to the town of Jacmel, was equipped with a solar energy system. Prior to this, the Sub-police station faced a major problem, with access to electricity virtually non-existent in the area. Often the police […]

EU commits $2.5m to micro-utility Sigora Haiti

The European Commission‘s electrification financing initiative, ElectriFI, has made its first investment of US$2.5 million in clean energy micro-utility Sigora Haiti, supplying households, schools and small firms with electricity. ElectriFI received 290 proposals in response to its first call for investment in April 2016 before passing management of the €75 million fund on to the Association of European Development Finance […]

Haiti goes solar: Rooftop PV system inaugurated in Champ-de-Mars

Monday, de facto President Jocelerme Privert, inaugurated a state-of-the-art solar power plant with a capacity of 100 Kw to permanently illuminate the Champ-de-Mars area. The implementation of this integrated high-tech system developed by the Canadian consulting engineering firm GENINOV, with a subsidiary established in Haiti since 2009, was financed by the World Bank and should […]

Investing in Haiti: The market weighs in

Would a strong regulatory framework encourage private sector money to flow into Haiti’s renewable energy sector? Should rural mini grids be a greater target area for investment? If the views of potential investors in attendance at last week’s Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) 2016 are any indication, then the answer would be a resounding yes. […]