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New Zealand Aid Programme funded projects in Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands and Palau

MEDIA RELEASE

10th July 2018


Infratec has been awarded the contract to carry out the four projects of which have a combined value of $7.3m. Infratec will be delivering this project through a Joint Venture partnership with Sunergise International.

Starting in June 2018, Infratec will install solar PV and battery storage systems across five sites in the four countries with a completion date of May 2019.

Nauru is the largest of the project, with a 1.1MW solar farm, with all other sites receiving solar PV systems between 65kW and 274kW. A 169kWh battery storage system will be installed in Kayangel in Palau.

Infratec CEO, Greg Visser says that this ambitious project will have a measurable impact on each countries reliance on diesel, and supporting them to achieve their ambitious renewable energy targets.

“There is a huge opportunity to support countries in the Northwest Pacific and Nauru to transition away from expensive and carbon intensive diesel”.

These are New Zealand’s first renewable energy projects in the Northwest Pacific and Nauru. They are part of New Zealand’s commitment to these countries, announced at the 2016 Pacific Island Forum.

This year saw Infratec complete several renewable energy projects in the Cook Islands and Kiritimati.

For more information please contact
Infratec General Manager – Business Development
Luke van Zeller
027 8092298
luke.vanZeller@infratec.co.nz

About Infratec

Infratec is one of New Zealand’s leading renewable energy companies with a portfolio of projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and ASEAN regions, We can offer end to end consulting, design, development, construction, finance and operation capability in small and large scale grid connected and off-grid renewable energy systems and low to high voltage distribution networks.

About the New Zealand Aid Programme

The New Zealand Aid Programme is New Zealand’s overseas development support. It supports sustainable development in developing countries to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. The programme is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

About Sunergise

Sunergise is a leader in full-service solar power systems for businesses and governments, providing custom design, financing, installation, and monitoring. Founded in 2012 and servicing New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific Islands, Sunergise is on a mission to help the people of New Zealand and the Pacific go solar sooner. Please visit www.sunergisegroup.com for more information.