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Infrastructure | ENERGY

Offer tax credits and incentives to help businesses purchase solar equipment

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.28 February 18, 2016

Thursday September 26, 2019 | Jamaica Gleaner

Incentives Could Spark Solar Sales, But Gov’t Not Inclined

The high cost of batteries for solar systems is retarding Jamaica’s potential to store energy from renewable sources, at least two dealers have lamented. But it appears that the Government will not yield to their appeals for incentives to make it cheaper.

“The Government has been moving away from incentives in favour of a general lowering of taxes,” Energy Minister Fayval Williams told The Gleaner, adding that handpicking the solar sector for special incentives would run counter to the administration’s policy.