30 Oct 2019

Wind and solar projects underway in American Samoa

12:20 pm on 30 October 2019

Two new renewable energy projects worth nearly $US150 million have been officially launched in American Samoa.

Rows of photovoltaic solar panels and blue sky with clouds

File photo. Photo: 123RF

One is a solar photovoltaic farm to be built near the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna and the other is a wind energy project in Aasu village.

The contractor for the solar project, which has a price tag of $US43m, is Canadian Solar/Recurrent Energy.

It will generate 20 megawatts of electricity.

The wind farm, being built by Green Global Solutions, is worth $US100m and will produce 42 megawatts.

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