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In a high-level meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum, His Excellency Nikolai Astrup, Norwegian Minister of International Development, announced USD 2 million support to UNIDO for the ne

Solomon Is 16th Jul 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $19.95 million project for the electricity access and renewable energy expansion for Solomon Islands.

The project will support the Solomon Islands’ government to boost renewable energy generation and increase access to grid-supplied electricity, while reducing reliance on expensive, imported fossil fuels.

Vanuatu, 31st Aug 2018 - The National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) has finally been launched as an independent public entity to start sourcing funds for the Vanuatu Government and meet its energy targets.

The government is targeting 100% electrification of the whole country by 2030 and 100% renewable energy.

By 2020, 25% of rural tourism businesses will be using renewable forms of electricity and 65% by 2030.

Vanuatu, 24th Mar 2018 - The biggest solar farm project anywhere in the country called Kawene Solar Farm Project, was jointly launched by the Prime Minister, Honiara-based European Union Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis and the General Manager of UNELCO, David Lesevre.

The farm is situated next to the thirteen giant wind turbines on the Kawene Plateau which are accessible almost anywhere in Port Vila.

APIA, 24 JULY 2018 - Samoa has become the first country in the Pacific to install battery energy storage systems and micro grid controller.