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Kiwi Energy Company, Infratec in new solar energy project in Tonga

Christian Fernsby |
New Zealand renewable energy company Infratec and sister-company NETcon have signed another multi-million dollar contract to deliver solar projects in Tonga, helping the island nation towards its bold goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030.

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The JV partners will deliver on-grid solar power plants and battery storage systems on the islands of ‘Eua and Vava’u significantly increasing access to renewable energy on the islands and reducing reliance of current diesel generation.

The NZ$7.5 million contract comes on the heels of a NZ$15 million contract for the JV partners to deliver solar power/battery storage power plants and distribution systems on five outer islands (O’ua, Tungua, Kotu, Mo’unga’one and Niuafo’ou), which was announced just weeks ago.

Both projects are part of the Government of Tonga’s Renewable Energy Project, which has the goal of 50% renewable energy by the end of this year and 70% renewable energy by 2030.

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