5 Dec 2013

Japan helps Tonga build another solar power farm

7:37 pm on 5 December 2013

The Japanese government is backing the Vaini solar power project on Tongatapu in Tonga.

Radio Tonga reports the Vaini project, which is similar to the Maama Mai solar facility which came into use just over a year ago, will provide approximately three percent of Tonga Power's electricity needs.

The project will cut dependency on diesel power generation and ease the risk of inflationary electricity charges.