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Samoa's 400kWp Solar Project

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Submitted by Kini on May 12, 2016 - 12:51pm
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This report was prepared by Julia McDonald, Joe Wookyeung and Phillippe McCracken. In recent years there has been increasingly compelling evidence that anthropogenic climate change not only threatens the biophysical environment but it also increases potential vulnerabilities of the people and the socio-economic structures and activities. Like many pacific island states, Samoa is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and as a non-Annex 1 country is taking steps toward implementing the agreed objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This study is funded by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP). The project contributes to PIGGAREP Greenhouse Gas Abatement goals of CO2 emissions reductions of at least 30% by 2015 as compared to their Business as Usual scenario, and to the Government of Samoa’s goals of increasing renewable energy’s share of total energy production to 20% by 2030. The feasibility study provides an analysis and evaluation of the proposed 400 kW gridconnected solar PV system. Methods of analysis used in this report include desktop analyses using EPC data, aerial photography, PVSyst modelling using NASA and ground measured IT Power (Australia) Pty Limited A0082 Samoa 400kW PV Feasibility Study May 2012 11 data, Suneye imaging, price index modelling and life cycle economic calculations.

Keywords: IT Power (Australia) Pty Limited, Samoa 400kWPV

Julia McDonald
Joe Wookyeung
Phillipe McCracken
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