More renewable energy for Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is increasing its electricity production from renewables. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the country build a hydropower plant and also invest in solar power. It will also provide training to operate the hydropower plants. Anthony Maxwell, Senior Energy Specialist in ADB’s Pacific Department said: “The ADB-supported Solomon Islands Provincial Renewable […]

Solomon Islands get $13m to boost power access

The Solomon Islands’ national power utility is getting an extra $13 million (£8m) to improve its power networks for residents. The cluster of islands next to Papua New Guinea currently has one of the lowest rates of electricity access in the world and some of the highest electricity prices, roughly 48 pence per kilowatt hour […]

World Bank to help Solomon Islands mitigate climate change risks

Rural communities in Solomon Islands are to receive help in mitigating and managing the risks of natural hazards and climate change. The World Bank has launched a new $9.1 million (£5.4m) project, which aims to integrate climate change adaption and disaster risk reduction in government policies and operations. It will also help strengthen climate and […]