Tonga’s effort in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has been recognized when it was elected as Vice President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) representing the Asia Pacific region at its first General Assembly in New Delhi, India, on 1-3 October 2018.
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Monday 8 October 2018
New Delhi, India
Friday 18 August 2017
Only two countries in the Asia and Pacific region made this year's top ten list of the world's best solar-energy countries, ranked by the SolarSuperState Association. Japan was third and Australia ninth. So far, Tonga has not been ranked this year due to a lack of current information.
Thursday 13 April 2017
More than 100 high level delegates and experts will meet in Nuku’alofa on April 24-28 for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting, to discuss the latest international and regional developments affecting the region in these sectors.
Thursday 22 September 2016
A device to use ocean waves as an energy source in the Pacific Islands has been invented by staff and a student at the University of the South Pacific and was recently patented by Intellectual Property Australia.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Tonga's first solar farm named "Maama Mai" or "Let there be light" was opened this morning, July 24, by King Tupou VI, at the Popua Power Station and is expected to start operation in early August.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
On June 24, in Abu Dhabi, IRENA and the Kingdom of Tonga will hold an official Signing Ceremony of the IRENA Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20. The ceremony is an important milestone in the successful, on-going partnership between IRENA and the Pacific Kingdom. That partnership has resulted in Tonga going from being almost 100% dependent on imported diesel for electrical generation, to having one of the most ambitious energy plans in the world.