Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific – in pictures

Masdar’s 500kW solar PV & water protection system in Kiribati. Completed in October 2015, the project helps meet the needs of 17 per cent of Kiribati’s population who live off-grid. The 500kW solar PV plant also protects an endangered freshwater aquifer by restricting access and preventing contamination. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 500kW rooftop solar PV in Tuvalu. Built on four metre structures, the Tuvalu project creates shaded public space while feeding clean energy into the diesel grid. The 500kW plant is distributed across three roofs and three structures. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 600 kW solar PV on a reservoir in Majuro, Marshall Islands. The Republic of Marshall Islands is inhabited by 71,000 citizens spread across 29 low lying atolls and five elevated islands. By building the plant on an existing water reservoir, the project both bolsters energy access and increases the rain water yield of the reservoir. Courtesy Masdar


Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Construction in Peleliu. Masdar’s hybrid diesel PV Plants and solar home systems in Palau. The Republic of Palau consists of over 250 islands inhabited by 21,186 citizens. The three projects in Palau consist of a 100 kW PV / 150kW low-load diesel hybrid generation plant on Peleliu, a 100 kW PV / 100 kW diesel hybrid plant on Angaur which powers a water treatment facility capable of supplying 50 m3 of clean water per day, and 100 of 1.7 kW solar home systems on the island of Koror provided through a subsidy loan programme by the National Development Bank of Palau. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Solar project on Rotuma. Masdar’s LaKaRo 525kW solar PV in Fiji was completed in May 2015. With the installation of 525kw solar project, inhabitants of three of Fiji’s outer islands (Kadevu, Lakeba, and Rotuma) gained round-the-clock access to energy, having previously had power for between 12 and 18 hours a day. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s Pohnpei 600 kW solar PV in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Pohnpei Island State is one of the four main groups of islands in FSM. The 600 kW solar plant, the largest PV project in FSM, will supply up to 10 per cent of the peak demand of Pohnpei’s 34,000 residents. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 500kW solar PV plant in Nauru. The Republic of Nauru is a 21 square kilometre island with more than 9,500 citizens that is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels for transport and power generation. The new 500 kW solar PV plant in Majuro bolsters energy resilience by contributing electricity to the national grid. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Solar project in Kadavu. Masdar’s LaKaRo 525kW Solar PV in Fiji was completed in May 2015. With the installation of 525kw solar project, inhabitants of three of Fiji’s outer islands (Kadevu, Lakeba, and Rotuma) gained round-the-clock access to energy, having previously had power for between 12 and 18 hours a day. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Home system. Masdar’s hybrid diesel PV plants and solar home systems in Palau. The Republic of Palau consists of over 250 islands inhabited by 21,186 citizens. The three projects in Palau consist of a 100 kW PV / 150kW low-load diesel hybrid generation plant on Peleliu, a 100 kW PV / 100 kW diesel hybrid plant on Angaur which powers a water treatment facility capable of supplying 50 m3 of clean water per day, and 100 of 1.7 kW solar home systems on the island of Koror provided through a subsidy loan programme by the National Development Bank of Palau. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 550kW cyclone-proof wind farm in Samoa. Samoa’s first wind power project was designed as a cyclone-proof facility with two 55 metre-tall turbines that pivot at the base, enabling them to be lowered and locked in place in less than one hour. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s Vava’u 512 kW solar PV in Tonga. The 512kW solar plant has helped reduce fuel consumption on the Tongan island of Vava’u. The project’s advanced control systems ensure a maximum of 70 per cent of the solar energy is efficiently fed into the grid at peak hours; any surplus is stored in a battery bank for later use. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 1 MW solar PV plant in the Solomon Islands. Previously, 90 per cent of the electricity produced in the country was generated by diesel generators located in the city of Honiara on Guadalcanal Island, one of the six major islands that makes up the Solomon Islands. The one megawatt plant, which was expanded from 600 kW following a grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will bolster energy resilience and reduce costs associated with diesel imports. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Solar project in Lakeba. Masdar’s LaKaRo 525kW solar PV in Fiji was completed in May 2015. With the installation of 525kw solar project, inhabitants of three of Fiji’s outer islands (Kadevu, Lakeba, and Rotuma) gained round-the-clock access to energy, having previously had power for between 12 and 18 hours a day. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s Port Vila 767kW solar PV in Vanuatu. Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital, has a population of 44,000, of which only 27 per cent have access to electricity. The three new solar PV plants have helped increase energy access and the share of renewables in the energy mix, while providing 112 additional parking spaces in key civic areas. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Masdar’s 550kW cyclone-proof wind farm in Samoa. Samoa’s first wind power project was designed as a cyclone-proof facility with two 55 metre-tall turbines that pivot at the base, enabling them to be lowered and locked in place in less than one hour. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Palauan president Tommy Remengesau, Jr. and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, cut the ribbon on the Masdar-deployed solar projects in Palau, part of Cycle 2 of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. Courtesy Masdar

Abu Dhabi's Masdar powers up the Pacific - in pictures

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, officially inaugurates the Masdar-deployed solar projects in Palau as part of Cycle 2 of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. Courtesy Masdar

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