SIDS Lighthouse Initiative (success story)

Name of story SIDS Lighthouse Initiative
Linked ICI page SIDS Lighthouses Initiative
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Full story text According to a new study conducted by IRENA, a combination of hydro, solar and wind power can supply up to 93% of the island’s electricity demand if a few measures are incorporated into the existing power system and if water supply remains steady. IRENA’s study finds that a significant increase in renewable energy capacity is possible – including 14 megawatts (MW) of solar PV and an additional 5 MW of hydro – and can reduce the island nation’s dependence on costly fossil fuels, while helping achieve the government target of 100% renewables by 2017. If an additional 8 megawatts (MW) of biogas projects are implemented, then 100% renewable energy electricity would be achieved.
Short story text RENEWABLES CAN SUPPLY NEARLY 100% OF SAMOA’S ELECTRICITY NEEDS.
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