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Solomon Islands Electricity Access Expansion Project

Overview

Energy supply is particularly challenging in Solomon Islands given its relatively small population scattered across more than 90 islands spread across many thousands of kilometers. The Solomon Island is almost completely dependent on imported diesel fuel for generating power.  As a result, most households are reliant on less reliable, costlier and potentially dangerous alternative energy sources such as kerosene lamps, candles, and diesel-backed generators. This project supports increased electricity access across Solomon Islands through grid extension and the development of mini-grids, directly benefitting approximately 14,250 people in peri-urban and rural areas.