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Tuvalu Outer Islands Solar PV Installations- EU Funded

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on August 26, 2016 - 12:11pm
Project Information
Project Level: 
Bilateral
Project Status: 
Operational
Start Year: 
2014
End Year: 
2015
The outer islands have been prioritized in the strategy toward 100 percent renewable energy for the Tuvalu MPREEE, due to the escalating costs of transporting diesel fuel to these remote locations, and the relatively low electricity demands on these islands.  Seven islands have been identified for the installation of solar panel and battery systems, aimed at providing a 24 hour service for about 90% of the time – the diesel generators will be preserved to cover the emergency backup.
The EU are funding the installations of mini-grid systems on the three southern islands, Nukulaelae (45kW), Nukufetau (77kW), and Nui (60kW). All 3 systems were commissioned between March - May 2015. Estimated fuel savings of 55,000 litres/year from these 3 mini-grid systems.
Type of Funding: 
Grant Aid
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