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Cal Valley Powers Up West Villages

An American company owned by former Fijian citizen Yaswant Singh has just installed the first major hybrid solar system at the Safe Landing Resort at Nacula Island in the Yasawa
23 May 2015 09:11
Cal Valley Powers Up West Villages
Reps from USP, Narhari and Neo Tech Solutions have a look at the solar panels at Safe Landing Resort. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

An American company owned by former Fijian citizen Yaswant Singh has just installed the first major hybrid solar system at the Safe Landing Resort at Nacula Island in the Yasawa Group.

Mr Singh said his long-time friend, Swamy Nadan, who does distribution in the islands introduced him to Safe Landing Resort.

“I did not know anybody in the islands, and this referral was my first point of contact,” Mr Singh said.

“Mr Nadan had good relations with Safe Landing Resort, so it was through that referral that I came here.”

Cal Valley Solar Company has done other minor projects with the Fiji Police Department at some community posts.

“The solar system does 24-hour lighting with limited usage because it runs electrical appliances and lights,” Mr Singh said.

“In remote areas such as the interior of Namosi that much power supply is enough and it is called ‘Island 1’.

“We commissioned this project last year in December when I found out that the Police post closed at 6pm when there was no power there.

“Since it’s installation in December, it has been running fine 24 hours a day with zero issues and Police officers are now able to carry out their duties more efficiently.

The partnership with the Fiji Police continues to grow and they have lit up the Police posts on Gau Island and Tukavesi in Labasa.

“The Fiji Development Bank Managers are meeting the village heads because Cal Valley is looking at over 10 units to be sold in the Yasawas,” he said.

“This is clean energy, which is a solution for climate change which is what Fiji and the world are facing.”

Villagers currently use a diesel generator and when this breaks down or runs out on diesel then people run on kerosene lamps.

This American solar powered technology needs only daylight containing Ultra Violet rays to make enough power.

sheetalp@fijisun.com.fj

 



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