July 3, 2020

Excellent start, Minister Paulwell but let’s not stop there, let’s revolutionize this industry”……. Moses Chybar

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“Take the bold and decisive step to once and finally make Jamaica a truly renewable energy country”

Moses Chybar, Managing Director of ICON Renewables Limited is lauding the efforts been made by Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell to  remove General Consumption Tax (GCT) from a comprehensive list of fourteen additional energy efficiency and renewable energy devices. These items can now be imported into Jamaica duty free.

“So much more can be done and this country can save millions of United States dollars each year if we just take the bold and decisive step to once and finally make Jamaica a truly renewable energy country” commented Mr. Chybar.

ICON Renewables Limited is a leading renewable energy company located in Westmoreland offering an extensive range of products and services to both consumers, residential, commercial and industrial company’s islandwide.

Minister Phillip Paulwell in his budget presentation last week had said that, “This administration also removed General Consumption Tax (GCT) from a comprehensive list of items, including wind turbines, solar cells, panels and tubes, solar water pumping systems, occupancy sensors, photovoltaic (PV) batteries, light-emitting diode (LEDs), inverters and many more.”

The minister, recognizing that the cost of renewable energy devices continue to remain high, particularly for small businesses and households, offered that the removal of this duty will make it easier for Jamaicans to access these energy saving devices.

“We at ICON have invested millions of dollars and will continue to invest millions more out here in western and central Jamaica because we see the potential in the business and the market is growing as prices come down, so when we hear that the Government is committed to developing the energy efficiency and the renewable energy market in Jamaica this makes us very comfortable in committing to this market” remarked Chybar.

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