Tonga’s electricity price will increase by 8.78 seniti tomorrow, April 16, John van Brink, the CEO for Tonga Power Ltd announced today.
Tonga’s first solar farm “Maama Mai” or “Let there be light” began operation on August 20, and customers should see a reduction in the price of electricity on their first power bill in September.
The installation of new solar power systems for over 500 homes in 11 remote islands communities in Vava’u and small islands off Tongatapu, began with an official groundbreaking ceremony at Hunga Island, on July 24, at the start of an $11 million renewable energy project funded by the Government of Japan for the people of Tonga.
Tonga’s first Solar Farm, built at a cost of TOP $12 million is expected to be officially opened on July 24, according to Tonga Power Ltd.
Two Tongan grandmothers who attended India’s Barefoot College last year, have returned home with new skills ready to start installing new solar panels to provide electricity in under-privileged homes in their swampland community of ‘Isileli.
THE world’s largest solar powered boat, the MS TÛRANOR Planetsolar was an impressive sight as it smoothly sailed into the Nuku’alofa harbour on April 29, during its first ever-solar boat expedition around the world.