New solar power generator installed in Fiji

Bernadette Carreon – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Suva, Fiji (4E) – Fiji got a new commercial solar power generator.

Sunnergise, the new Pacific-wide renewable energy company, marked the completion of its inaugural installation at Port Denarau Marina on Thursday.

According to Fiji news, the system is the largest solar installation for a marina anywhere in the world, and was also Fiji’s largest on-grid commercial solar power generator.

“The 122kilowatt (KW) systems weathered Tropical Cyclone Evan intact and are meeting its daily power requirements thanks to Nadi’s abundance of sunshine hours,” it added.

The 333-island archipelago is located east of New Zealand and Australia and southwest of Hawaii, with only about 100 islands inhabited. The entire population is less than 900,000.

Renewable energy has been developing in Fiji for some time now. In fact, the Fiji government has adopted a Strategic Development Plan as part of its ambitious goal to become a 100% renewable energy power-reliant by 2011.

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