Honiara : 27 March 2017
Letter to the Editors, Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers.
According to recent news bulletin from Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) Fiji has stolen something of a march on the Solomon Islands in terms of green solar power electrification.
The RNZI bulletin of 24 March 2017, reported that four hundred remote rural households in Fiji’s sugarcane belt areas will have electricity by the middle of this year, thanks to a European Union funded, Micro Projects Programme (MPP) for clean, green solar power, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).
Fifty of the 400 households will also be supplied with water pumps and five households with freezers, powered by the new solar equipment.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) systems consist of solar modules (panels), sealed lead-acid batteries, inverter(s), portable lamps and other accessories that capture sunlight and convert it to power.