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UAE’s Masdar begins $50m PV projects in Pacific Islands

Construction has begun on the creation of four solar PV plants in Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu that will deliver 1.8 MW of clean energy to the island countries.

Underpinned by financing from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, UAE renewable energy company Masdar has commenced construction on four solar PV projects in the Pacific Islands region.

The $50 million, 1.8 MW project will see solar added to four Pacific Islands countries as part of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are the chosen locations for the PV plants, which once completed will contribute to fuel savings of around $2 million per year.

Read the full story from PV Magazine.