Tag Archives: Samoa

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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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

Declining costs of renewable energy technologies, abundant examples of successful deployment, better business models, available investment and the need to decarbonize energy to address climate change have created a momentum of opportunity that must be seized. On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government … Continue reading Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

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Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

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 … Continue reading Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

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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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