14 Jun 2019

Solar/diesel hybrid power supply for remote Solomon Islands

From , 3:02 pm on 14 June 2019

A New Zealand company is about to start a project to deliver renewable power to remote Solomon Islands communities.

Infratec, in a joint venture with Fiji based, Clay Energy, will design and build four solar/diesel hybrid power plants in remote parts of Malaita, Makira, Choiseul and Western Province.

The projects will cost $US6.5 million with the funding from the New Zealand aid programme and Solomons Power. 

Infratec chief executive, Greg Visser, told Don Wiseman a diesel hybrid system is needed to ensure 24 hour power supply.

solar panels

Photo: AFP