Fiji welcomes GES
Green Earth Systems Fiji – Launch to supply and service renewable energy projects (in the pacific Islands)
CEO Mr Nilesh Nair meets Prime minister of Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama in discussion of Solar Power Street lights, power for rural villages, solar powered generators for remote Islands.
The project aims to reduce the dependency of Fiji’s rural and isolated communities on imported fossil fuels thereby improving their quality of life through the provision of clean and affordable electricity. This involves the installation of 1000 solar home systems to about 41 villages that will result in the reduction of emissions by approximately 358,000kg of CO2 emissions. The increased electricity access to rural areas is about 8% bringing Fiji’s rural electrification rate to 95% which stands at 87% at present. The project will also result in the reduction of kerosene import by about 144,000 liters which translates to an annual domestic savings of FJ$216,000. The current contribution of the energy sector to GDP is about 3.6%. This is projected to increase as a result of greater access to electricity through this project. The Department of Energy will implement the project with the equipment to be supplied by Japanese Company – Kyocera Corporation and the installation and ongoing maintenance of the 1,000 solar home systems to be managed by a local Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) – Powerlite Generators Ltd both of which have been selected in-line with the Government of Fiji’s procurement processes. (A total of 1000 households will benefit from this project). These tenders are now release on public levels in Fiji in the Nadi international Airport