UAE’s Masdar Completes Solar Power Project in Vanuatu.
Mar31

UAE’s Masdar Completes Solar Power Project in Vanuatu.

Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar has recently completed the installation of three new solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. 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. Vanuatu is a nation of 82 islands with a population of 225,000. Port Villa, one...

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Vanuatu’s Rural Electrification Project Sets To Launch.
Sep30

Vanuatu’s Rural Electrification Project Sets To Launch.

Parts of Vanuatu that have been previously without electricity are set to have access to solar power under a new project launched this week. The Vanuatu Rural Electrification Project has support from New Zealand and the World Bank. The project is aiming to electrify over 17,000 off-grid households nationwide including 230 aid posts and 2000 community halls, according to the Daily Post newspaper. Communities in parts where there is...

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Vanuatu’s Efate for New Solar Energy Deal.
Jul23

Vanuatu’s Efate for New Solar Energy Deal.

The European Union, Vanuatu’s government, and the local power company Unelco have agreed to co-finance increased solar energy on the island of Efate. The total cost of the project is more than 4.6 million US dollars, with the EU providing more than 2.7 million of that as a grant. The Honiara-based EU ambassador to Vanuatu, Leonidad Tezapsidis, says the solar power will cut energy costs and reduce the country’s need to...

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Solar For Vanuatu.
Jun09

Solar For Vanuatu.

Australia’s Solar Energy Industries Association Inc. (SEIA) is calling on local industry to donate redundant solar components, which will be used to assist the people of Vanuatu recover after Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Pam’s destructive force impacted approximately half the country’s population. 50-90% of homes across the nation were damaged, along with critical infrastructure. Pam had the highest 10-minute sustained wind speed of any...

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