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Vaini to have new solar plant


A solar plant funded by the Japanese Government will be installed at the village of Vaini early next year.

The sign up of the contracts for the project was made in Tokyo on November 20.

On paper, Tonga Power says, the Japanese Government through the Japanese International Cooperation Association (JICA) agreed to provide full grant funding for the Vaini solar project in Tongatapu.

via Vaini to have new solar plant – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

Solar Project: Tupouniua responds – strife revealed


An Indian solar light project in Tonga had come under scrutiny before it was restructured and a new management team took over.

via Solar Project: Tupouniua responds – strife revealed – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

With solar power on, Tonga still awaiting price drop


Civil society groups in Tonga say people are still waiting for cheaper power rates after a 7,000-panel solar farm was installed on Tongatapu more than a year ago.

Tonga relies on expensive diesel generators for power but by 2020, the government plans to supply half of its energy from renewable sources to lower electricity prices.

via With solar power on, Tonga still awaiting price drop.