James Husbands receives CARICOM Energy Achievement Award November 2021

James Husbands was awarded the CARICOM Energy Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum for his exemplary entrepreneurship and innovation within the solar thermal industry, and reliable contribution to the sustainable energy goals of Barbados and the Caribbean.

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(From left – right) James Husbands – CEO Solar Dynamics Ltd, CARICOM Energy Achievement Awardee, November 2021;
Salas Hamilton — Specialist Communications, CARICOM Secretariat;
Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska – Ambassador of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM;
Dr Armstrong Alexis -Deputy Secretary General, CARICOM


Gamechangers (ACQ5) Global Awards 2021

Solar Dynamics Limited has been awarded Best Company of the Year for Solar Technology (Caribbean) and Best Practice Operator of the Year for Solar Technology (Caribbean) and Managing Director James Husbands has been awarded Gamechanger of the Year (Caribbean) in the Gamechangers (ACQ5) Global Awards – the oldest and largest program of its kind in the corporate marketplace, globally, and distributed to over 200,000 eligible voters.

Since 2006, the Gamechangers (ACQ5) Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation, and brilliance in their annual program, taking the ultimate step in the search for the most outstanding organisations and professionals across the globe. The Awards celebrate the best in achievement, ability, and performance. Judged on their ability to deliver outstanding returns and to gain strategic advantage, the Gamechangers (ACQ5) Global Awards boasts a legitimately independent nomination process, with all award winners chosen by the industry itself.


James Husbands - Honorary Member of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers

James Husbands (2nd from left) and other awardees of the BAPE.

In his own words:

I am happy and delighted at being chosen by The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers to be a recipient in their inaugural Honorary Engineer’s list.
When Engineer Mr. George Johnson called to advise of this honour, I was shocked, as I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined being accorded such an honour in such august company as The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers.
I am grateful, and feel blessed to be so honoured. I am also thrilled that a fellow Princess Margaret student Mr Grantley Haynes is the other recipient.
In acknowledging this honour I am cognizant of the many who have been the backbone of our development in Barbados, who have toiled without such recognition, and would wish at this time for them to share in this moment.

I wish to thank Canon Andrew Hatch whose idea it was to start Solar Dynamics and his wife Sheila who gave it its name, and who helped to finance it in the most difficult of times.
My appreciation goes out to all those who have contributed, as workers, clients, bankers and service providers. Solar Dynamics is a national and regional development which now enjoys worldwide acclaim.

The honour comes at a time when Solar Dynamics celebrates Barbados being the number one country in the World at 488.64 Btu per 1,000 populations, followed by Cyprus at 398.41,Israel at 393.72 Austria at 384.18 and Greece at 286.54;according to the worldwide authority on temperature The International Energy Agency.
In establishing the Solar Dynamics Temperature Guarantee, the company in its effort to protect its customer’s investment and to build client confidence, set a new “World Best-Practice”. Never before in the history of the solar water heating industry was the temperature guaranteed.

James has won acclaim
The Arthur Administration accorded him The “Gold Crown of Merit” Insignia in 1994.
He is Barbados’ first Laureate in the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology in 2008.
The University of The West Indies accorded him an honorary degree, “Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa” in 2012.
The World Energy Congress awarded him its “Pioneer Award” in Scotland in 2008.

Solar Dynamics Limited Wins 2017 BUILD Sustainable Building Awards

Solar Dynamics Limited Wins 2017 BUILD Sustainable Building Awards

For the second year in a row,  Solar Dynamics Limited has won the BUILD Magazine’s Award for Best for Solar Water Heating – Caribbean.

United Kingdom, 2017– BUILD Magazine has announced winners of the 2017 Sustainable Building Awards.

Following on from the success of last years’ awards, the 2017 Sustainable Building Awards celebrate the trailblazers of this dynamic industry. What started out as a niche sector, is now one of the key contributors to the wider construction industry. These awards are designed to recognise the high-level of dedication and skill that has been displayed by the innovative firms and individuals of this remarkable industry.

Steve Simpson, Awards Coordinator, expressed his pride in the deserving winners: “This awards programme is full of firms and individuals who are driving innovation and excellence in this crucial market. I would just like to congratulate each and every one of them winners and wish them the best of fortunes for the future.”

To read more about Solar Dynamics on BUILD please visit to view the winners supplement and full winners list.



Solar Dynamics Ltd has been named: Best for Solar Water Heating – Caribbean in the 2016 Sustainable Building Awards, by Build News.


Profile of Solar Dynamics Limited in the Build News 2016 Architecture Awards magazine
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Offering an overview of the global market, the 2016 Sustainable Building Awards recognises the very best the industry has to offer. Build News aim to recognise and reward the efforts of individuals and firms across the world who have helped improve the global construction industry and implement environmentally friendly building.

The last few decades have seen the green construction market evolve from a niche sector to a key contributor to the wider construction industry. Evolutions in technology, marketing and consumer expectations have driven vast growth in the market and provided many firms with the opportunity to showcase their creative flare and innovative thought processes.

From those individuals who design completely sustainable, energy efficient buildings to the companies who implement the ideas into intricate, sustainable constructions, the Sustainable Building Awards 2016 aim to accentuate the tireless work undertaken by those individuals or firms who, through their dedication and desire to improve the working and living environment, have moulded and changed the global construction market for the better.

The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) - Mr James Husbands, 2008

The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence are the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The philosophy behind the Awards is that for the Caribbean to develop in the sense of a civilization, rather than an industrial centre, excellence in key fields of endeavour must besought out, rewarded, and promoted for the benefit of all citizens…

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Barbados National Industrial Awards 2006

A special innovation award was given to three companies that have been involved in commercializing solar technology development. Solar Dynamics Limited was one of those companies.