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Repairs for Solar Home Systems

Government had installed 2500 solar home systems around Fiji through its Rural Electrification Programme. However, 680 of these systems were severely damaged during Tropical Cyclone Winston and are in the
02 Jul 2018 13:17
Repairs for Solar Home Systems

Government had installed 2500 solar home systems around Fiji through its Rural Electrification Programme.

However, 680 of these systems were severely damaged during Tropical Cyclone Winston and are in the process of being repaired or replaced.

During the repair and replacement process, the Department of Energy will replace its old diesel generator schemes with cyclone-resilient solar systems in more than 54 communities in the Northern, Eastern and Western divisions.

This was revealed in the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy report released by the Ministry of Economy on Thursday night.

To date, $1.3 million has been used from ECAL to procure materials for the Solar Home Systems and a further $4.5m is expected to be utilised by the end of the 2017-2018 financial year (July 2018).

Edited by Epineri Vula

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