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Maui may get its first two major solar power projects

Maui Electric has signed power purchase agreements with Maui-based developers for two major solar power plants totaling about 5.7-megawatts, which would be the first projects of its kind on the Valley Isle. The contracts were filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, which still needs to approve these agreements. Developer South Maui Renewables Resources — … Continue reading Maui may get its first two major solar power projects

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Renewable Energy in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

In an ongoing effort to solve the region’s significant energy challenges, Pacific Island countries and territories and development partners are meeting this week (July 21 to 23) in Honolulu to share experiences on increasing the use of renewable energy. Key speakers will discuss comprehensive approaches to energy sector transformation, including the importance of enabling legal … Continue reading Renewable Energy in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

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Viaspace conducting engineering plan for giant King® Grass Biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea

VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) announced that VIASPACE has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific (CES) to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an independent power producer focused on developing power for frontier and emerging markets. … Continue reading Viaspace conducting engineering plan for giant King® Grass Biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea

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Kiribati to benefit from new photovoltaic solar power system

Kiribati has now completed the installation of a 400kWp solar photovoltaic or PV system to the South Tarawa electricity grid in Bikenibeu.    Supported under the Pacific Environment Community or PEC Fund, the solar PV installation is the first ever grid connected system for Kiribati that will enable the Public Utilities Board to use solar … Continue reading Kiribati to benefit from new photovoltaic solar power system

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Cook Islands’ solar energy project to go online

The final stages of a massive solar power project aimed at making the Cook Islands more energy independent have almost been completed, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Friday.   McCully is to lead a New Zealand Parliament delegation to the Cook Islands next week to meet with Cook Islands’ Prime Minister Henry … Continue reading Cook Islands’ solar energy project to go online

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Guam gets $600K for wind power project

Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina announced Friday nearly $600,000 in grant assistance to the Guam Power Authority through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Empowering Insular Communities Program to complete the Guam Wind Power Pilot project.   This grant supplements $1.5 million previously awarded by OIA and the project is expected to be completed … Continue reading Guam gets $600K for wind power project

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Micro grid solar energy plants in Fiji

Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday inaugurated a solar photovoltaic micro grid project that brings clean energy to some of Fiji’s outer islands. The solar plants, constructed by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar, have combined total capacity of 555 kilowatts (kW) and will provide more than 40 per cent of … Continue reading Micro grid solar energy plants in Fiji

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Masdar starts work on Pacific Island (Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu,Vanuatu) solar energy plants

Masdar has begun construction of four new solar power projects in the Pacific island countries of Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.   The solar projects will collectively deliver 1.8 megawatts (MW) of power and contribute to fuel savings worth $2mn per year. Completion of the projects, financed under the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development’s $50mn … Continue reading Masdar starts work on Pacific Island (Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu,Vanuatu) solar energy plants

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First wind farm on the Pacific island nation of Samoa

Masdar has inaugurated a 550kW wind farm project on the Pacific island nation of Samoa. The development features twin 275kW two-blade turbines and is the second completed under the United Arab Emirates’ $50m Pacific Partnership Fund. The ribbon-cutting comes as Samoa prepares to host the UN’s third conference on small island developing states. Masdar chairman … Continue reading First wind farm on the Pacific island nation of Samoa

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SunWize installs Independent Samoa’s largest solar energy system

SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa’s power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country’s largest, reducing Samoa’s reliance on imported fossil fuels. “For too long we … Continue reading SunWize installs Independent Samoa’s largest solar energy system

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Pacific’s largest solar power plant planned for Samoa

A number of international organizations are to support the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced Wednesday. The project would include a 2.2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Apia, providing the highest electrical output from a single installation in the Pacific, McCully, who is visiting Samoa, said … Continue reading Pacific’s largest solar power plant planned for Samoa

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New Zealand, EU push ahead with renewable energy initiatives in Pacific

A joint New Zealand-European Union (EU) mission will tour four Pacific island countries this week to assess progress on renewable energy projects, New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced Tuesday. The tour follows up on the Pacific Energy Summit in New Zealand in March last year and the launch of the European Union-New Zealand … Continue reading New Zealand, EU push ahead with renewable energy initiatives in Pacific

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