Kiribati has installed a solar power system that will feed into the South Tarawa electricity grid in Bikenibeu.
Supported by the Pacific Environment Community Fund, the installation is the first time a solar link has been made to the Kiribati power grid.
The system will account for nearly four percent of the electricity needs of the Kiribati Public Utilities Board.
It is expected to save in diesel oil costs of about a quarter of a million US dollars and make a substantial cut in green house gas emissions each year.
Originally from Radio New Zealand International