Sunergise introduces 6-MW solar farm in Tonga, biggest in South Pacific

Dec 27, 2022 03:20 PM ET
  • New Zealand-based solar power energy Sunergise has actually just recently ushered in a 6-MW/6.9-MWp solar farm in the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
Sunergise introduces 6-MW solar farm in Tonga, biggest in South Pacific
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The project involved the installation of three interconnected, ground-mounted solar arrays in western Tongatapu-- the nation's main island. Each has a capacity of 2.3 MWp and was built with the help of regional civil, mechanical as well as electric sub-contractors. It is backed by a power purchase agreement (PPA) between Sunergise New Zealand Ltd and also Tonga Power Ltd

The conclusion of the project was first delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and then the eruption of a submarine volcano in the Tongan archipelago that created tsunamis.

The new solar farm needs to aid the Kingdom in decreasing its reliance on imported nonrenewable fuel sources. The federal government of Tonga has developed a nationwide energy roadmap under which approximately 70% of Tongatapu's electricity generation will certainly be sourced from renewables by the end of 2025.

Along with being the Polynesian nation's largest such center, the Sunergise Tongatapu solar farm is additionally the largest in the South Pacific, according to Sunergise, which has actually now installed over 20 MW of solar arrays in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and also the South Pacific.

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