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