1 Aug 2017

Tool unveiled to isolate Pacific's best solar power sites

From , 5:03 am on 1 August 2017

A new tool to highlight the best sites in the Pacific for solar power generation has been unveiled in Samoa.

The Global Solar Atlas is funded by the World Bank and was released at the Pacific Power Association conference in Apia.

Don Wiseman suggested to the Bank's energy specialist, Isabel Neto, that most people might have thought that almost the entire Pacific would have been ideal for solar power generation.

Brighter Future - Dairy. Dairy farming family the Mathieson's, Ewen, Dianne and Melissa talk about the boom and bust of their industry since 2008 and how they got through some of the tougher times. They invested in solar as a result of the boom.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King