ADB, Australia Fund Solar to Help Tonga Cut Fuel Bill


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia are to fund the construction and installation of solar power systems on nine outer islands to provide a clean, affordable supply of electricity and to help trim the country’s costly imported fuel bill.

“Tonga depends on imported diesel for over 90% of its electricity needs and the high cost imposes a heavy burden on consumers,” said Paul Hattle, Energy Specialist from ADB’s Pacific Department. “Installing solar systems on distant islands will help reduce the fuel bill and give consumers access to a cleaner, more cost effective power source.”

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