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EESLI: Tavua opts for solar energy, Fiji

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 21, 2016 - 9:18am

The solar lights pilot project in Tavua was set up by CBS Power Solutions with joint funding provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Ministry of Local Government Urban Development, Housing and Environment.

The project cost $25,320.

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EESLI: Light comes to Nahu, Solomon Islands

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 21, 2016 - 8:53am

November 5, 2010 (IUCN) – The remote village of Nahu, located in West Areare - deep in the province of Malaita in the Solomon Islands - is still in jovial celebration following the commissioning of solar lights installed in all 39 homes in the small village on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.

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UAE and Pacific Islands sign deal on renewable energy projects

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 19, 2016 - 10:44am

 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a deal with four Pacific island countries for renewable energy projects, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. The solar-powered projects, expected to be completed by 2016, are located in the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, and the Solomon Islands.
 

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UAE's Masdar completes solar power initiative in Vanuatu

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 19, 2016 - 10:25am

The recent completion of a solar power project for the Pacific nation of Vanuatu marks the latest stage of a $50 million initiative managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The solar PV installations in Vanuatu consist of 644kWp ground-mounted and car park structures at the Parliament House premises, and a 123kWp ground-mounted installation at the Meteorology and Geo-Hazard Department building.

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Madar completes Pacific islands solar power projects

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 19, 2016 - 10:07am

PACNEWS Article. To date, Masdar says it has deployed five projects with capacity to generate 2.6MW of electricity, the first being a 512- kilowatt solar plant on Tonga. The projects also include the region’s first ever wind farm, on Samoa, and three “micro-grid” solar plants in Fiji, which are supplying clean energy to its outer islands.
 

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UAE's Masdar delivers Samoa First Wind Farm

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 19, 2016 - 9:43am

PACNEWS Article. Samoa’s first wind farm, developed by UAE clean energy company Masdar, was inaugurated on Saturday by the country’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi.
 
First announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2014, the 550KW project is the second to be completed under the $50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).
 

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Solar Power Electrification for Kadavu, Rotuma and Lakeba

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on April 19, 2016 - 9:31am

PACNEWS Article. The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed Fiji Government that the board of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund has approved a grant funding for a joint renewable energy project in Fiji worth USD5M, for immediate implementation.

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