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Tonga Solar Power Plant
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  • Submitted by: Masdar
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: solar energy, tourist island
  • Location: Vava'u island in Tonga
  • Date of completion: 2013
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Deliverable Date
Install 500kWp grid connected Photovoltiac plant in Vava'u island in Tonga 2013
Abu Dhabi Fund For Development (ADFD), Masdar
Description/achievement of initiative
Implementing a 500 kW PV Power plant feeding around 695 MWh per year into the grid In the touristic Island of the kingdom of Tonga
Implementation methodologies
The Project will result in reducing the cost of electricity for consumers in Vava'u and will reduce Tonga's economical dependency to oil price fluctuations. This is achieved by:

Feeding solar electricity into the grid reducing the cost of electricity to consumers, and Reducing consumption of 180,000 L/year of diesel. The Plant fullfills 13 % of the demand of the island.

Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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