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Solomon Islands Solar Power Development Project

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on October 3, 2016 - 2:26pm
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The proposed Solar Power Development Project (Project) will support the development of solar power in the Solomon Islands . The Project will install grid-connected solar plants and promote private sector led solar household system (SHS) installation and maintenance companies. The Project is proposed to be financed through a project loan and grant.

 Grid-connected electricity is generated and supplied by Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), which is a state-owned electricity utility. SIEA provides electricity to the national capital (Honiara) and eight isolated provincial centers on separate islands (Auki, Buala, Gizo, Kirakira, Lata, Malu'u, Noro-Munda, and Tulagi). Installed capacity in Honiara is 26MW (peak load 14.3MW) and combined installed generation capacity in the provincial centers is 4MW.

The Project includes constructing a total of 2MW grid-connected solar generation at 4 locations on the SIEA grid (Lungga diesel powerplant site, SIEA office, 2 outstations). The solar plants will be owned and operated by SIEA.


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Grant Aid

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