Chinese company funds Tonga’s largest multimillion solar farm

A Chinese renewable energy technology  company agreed to give more than $10 million dollars to build the largest solar farm in the kingdom of Tonga.

The 2 Megawatt solar facility will be constructed in the main island, Tongatapu and is expected to be operational by mid next year.

Tonga Power Ltd, which is facilitating the project said this was part of its endeavour to support the Government of Tonga’s commitment of striving to a 100% renewable energy.

“Through a successful collaborative alliance with Zhuhai Singyes, a company with proven expertise as a solar developer, Tonga can be proud to be at the forefront of solar generation in the Pacific and we can look forward to a better renewable energy future”, Tonga Power’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Robert Matthews said.

“Tonga currently generates electricity from costly imported diesel fuel. As the largest solar plant to be constructed in Tongatapu, this 2 Megawatt solar facility is a step further towards reducing the nation’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.

“At various stages, the project will provide employment for locals during the construction period. Funded entirely by Zhuhai Singyes, the total project cost is in excess of T$10 million”.

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