Solar project

Samoa solar plant to be expanded

The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of up to US$2 million to facilitate the development of solar projects in the country.

The ADB-administered Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia will provide an additional US$1 million concessional loan and also a preparatory technical assistance grant to help overcome any early-stage barriers to developing PV in the region.

Using the financing, Jarcon Pty and Sun Pacific Energy (SPEL) will expand a 2.2MW solar farm in Samoa that is in partial operation to up to 4MW.