This paper provides a brief summary of the Tuvalu experience with the Lomé II Regional PV Follow-Up Programme. The paper also covers the work carried out through the Lomé III PV Programme which was funded under Tuvalu’s National Indicative Programme (NIP) . The Lomé II and III programmes were a joint undertaking and were implemented simultaneously. Wherever the Lomé II programme is referenced, it also refers to the Lomé III programme.
The paper addresses the following issues: hardware and equipment, training goals and objectives, technical and administrative support, problem areas encountered, integration with other PV projects, and future (external) technical support requirements for the continued development of PV in Tuvalu.
keywords: Lome II, solar, PV, renewable energy, rural electrification