27 Dec 2017

Solar power for homes in Kiribati capital

8:48 pm on 27 December 2017

In Kiribati, households in South Tarawa will soon get solar lights to help improve energy efficiency.

The Kiribati capital and most populated area, South Tarawa, consists of several islets, connected by a series of causeways.

The Kiribati capital and most populated area, South Tarawa, consists of several islets, connected by a series of causeways. Photo: Supplied

Kiribati has received $US1.1 million from India to have kerosene lamps replaced with solar lights.

Homes in the urban district forced to use fossil fuel will be the first to benefit from this plan.

The government of Kiribati has set renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of 45 per cent for Tarawa by 2025, with the aim to reduce people's dependency on fossil fuel.

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