There is very limited data on wind energy potential in Vanuatu. A Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat project monitored wind speeds at a site on Efate in the mid-1990s, finding average speeds of 5.0 m/s in 1995 and 4.2 m/s in 1996, well below the 6 m/s generally considered to be necessary for economic electricity production. However, only 63% of data was recovered in 1996, so these results should be treated with caution.
Eight sites in Fiji have been collecting long-term wind data with mast heights varying from 10 to 48 metres (m). Ideal wind energy measurements are made at a minimum of 30 m, although 50 m is preferred. Future wind measurement installations are to be all at 50 m. So far, measurements near the grid indicate that Fiji’s wind speeds offer marginal benefits for energy generation compared to the FEA’s historical generation costs. Some sites should be cost-effective for wind power installations given the FEA’s marginal costs for investments in new diesel generators.
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s wind and solar monitoring project is the main long-term data source for Rarotonga wind energy and is used to estimate wind regimes of other islands. At Ngatangila Point, Rarotonga, wind data recovery was 100% during two years of monitoring. The annual average wind speed was 5.5 m/s. The highest hourly and daily averages were 17.7 m/s and 14.0 m/s respectively.
This record captures renewable energy projects in Tonga from 1991 - 2010 for solar and wind projects. Data is sourced from the Tonga Energy Planning Unit and was used for the Tonga INDC compilation. Dataset captures the photovoltaic (PV) utilization in Tonga in terms of PV capacity installed by:
- Energy Planning Unit,
- water pumping
- Private and other intiatives - hotels, business, home systems
Data is attached here as it was provided to SPC in 2015.
Solar energy data in Kiribati for the years 1992, 1994, 2004 - 2013. Datasets captures the Solar Home Systems (SHS) and Solar Maneaba Systems (SMS) installed and total Watt peak (100 Wp) for solar energy by island and installation per year. This are the solar systems installed by JICA (1992), EDF 8 and EDF9 Projects, funded by the European Union. Data compiled by the Kiribati Energy Planning Unit from the records with the Kiribati Solar Energy Company (KSEC).
This Renewables Global Status Report is a part of a series that contributes to the objectives of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All by providing the latest data on: the development and uptake of renewable energy; the evolution of distributed renewables for energy access; and energy efficiency’s contribution to achieving sustainable energy access for all. It is relate-able to the Pacific through the provision of data on renewable energy targets
A dissertation that delves into Solomon Islands’ energy sector, and attempts to find reason behind the lack of government policy or programs targeted at encouraging private renewable energy generation, particularly in rural grid-connected areas.
Renewable energy country profile for the Solomon Islands from the International Renewable Energy Agency.
A training report (2012) for a training that was intended to provide a platform where local participants can discuss, learn and share good practices about climate change, its effects, adaptations methods and the roles of participants in climate change awareness, education, communication and public access to information.
This dataset holds a country report for FSM on the assessment of the Key Energy Issues, Barriers to the Development of Renewable Energy to Mitigate Climate Change, and Capacity Development Needs for Removing the Barriers under the Pacific Regional Energy Assessment in 2004
Publication by IRENA (28 pages)