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Pacific Islands — Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Workshops

Key Objectives:

To transfer technical expertise on the installation, operation and maintenance of grid-connected PV systems

Pacific Islands
Completed in 2010

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) developed a series of technical workshops on grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, targeting engineers from the Pacific Power Association (PPA) member utilities. These workshops were particularly well-received in the region as many countries are in the process of implementing programs based on the installation of photovoltaic systems subsidized by various international organizations.

The first workshop took place in Palau, from November 1-5, 2010 and targeted electricity utilities from the Northern Pacific Islands. This one-week workshop gave technical and hands-on training in the design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of grid-connected PV systems to 20 participants from ten different utilities.

The second workshop, targeting Southern Pacific Islands’ utilities, was held in Nadi, Fiji from November 22-26, 2010. A total of 19 participants from 10 member utilities from the Cook Islands, Nauru, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon, Tonga and Tuvalu followed the same training as their counterparts in the North.

All the presentations and workshop proceedings are available here

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