Vanuatu, 24th Mar 2018 - The biggest solar farm project anywhere in the country called Kawene Solar Farm Project, was jointly launched by the Prime Minister, Honiara-based European Union Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis and the General Manager of UNELCO, David Lesevre.
The farm is situated next to the thirteen giant wind turbines on the Kawene Plateau which are accessible almost anywhere in Port Vila.
Before the joint ribbon cutting ceremony, all three stakeholders said Kawene Solar Farm is a classic example of a successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement whereby EU as donor partner, contributed Vt200 million towards it while the French power company UNELCO operates it, to help the Government to achieve its National Energy Road Map.
Prime Minister during his adress mentioned the Kawene Solar Farm Project is an example which can be replicated throughout Vanuatu and it is his hope that a legal frame work can allow for similar projects to be set up on other islands of the country.
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Credit: Vanuatu Daily Post