These islands are among the least developed territories of Fiji, in the South Pacific: Lakeba extends for 59,5 km² with 2.100 inhabitants, Kadavu 411 km2 with 10.167 inhabitants and Rotuma 47 km2 with 2.002 inhabitants.
50% of the energy supply comes from solar, with peaks of 90% coverage during the light hours; the rest of the demand is satisfied by low load diesel generators, equipped with an innovative operational control technology that minimizes consumption.
In particular, 225 kW of solar energy are produced in Kadavu, 150 kW in Lakeba and 150 kW in Rotuma. The three small islands have intercepted a public concession from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund to build 3 hybrid micro-grids (solar and diesel backup) in order to cut the costs of importing primary energy and lay the foundations for it sustainable economic development. Taken together, i three solar fields they generate clean electricity for 820 MWh / year, avoiding the emission of 720 tCO2 / year into the atmosphere.