Naitauba Solar Power - Milestone
Posted February 2024
At Naitauba Island we are committed to using sustainable energy to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels and help reduce Fiji’s carbon footprint. Energy self-sufficiency also means energy security: reliance on diesel fuel leaves Naitauba vulnerable to fluctuations in fuel supply and cost, since the outlying islands of Fiji are at the end of a long supply chain.
Since the first solar panels were installed on Naitauba Island in 2007, we have been working toward replacing diesel-generated electricity with solar power. In early 2024, a major milestone was reached when a new solar system was brought online to replace the island’s two remaining diesel generators.
We have now achieved our goal of entirely replacing fossil fuels for electricity (except for rare extended periods of intensive cloudiness). Solar power generated on Naitauba now covers 100% of the island’s total electricity usage.
The system was designed and commissioned by Clay Energy in Suva, Fiji, with the help of Mike Dorsett, our technical advisor.
This new state-of-the-art solar power system will generate carbon-free electricity for Naitauba for many years to come.