Island-capital of the archipelago of Samoa, it extends for 2831 km² and hosts 147471 inhabitants. It is located on the seismic belt and is often subject to cyclonic formations, which constitute an impediment to the construction of wind farms. Despite this however, the island is in the process of transition towards'100% renewable target, producing 1,2 MW of hydroelectric energy and 550 kW of wind energy through 2 turbines.
To make resilient systems from renewable sources, the island of Upolu has erected two wind towers which, pivoting on the base, can be placed at ground level in 45 minutes, in the event of a weather alert (or for maintenance operations). The project intercepted public funding from the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund and saw the light of day thanks to the government's strong commitment, along with several consultation sessions with the community. The wind turbines of the Samoa Wind Farm they produce 1.619 MWh / year of clean electricity, approximately 2% of the electricity demand, and save the island 540.000 liters / year of diesel, equal to 1.352 tCO2 / year not emitted. The project, completed in 2014, is the first implemented in children island states developing (SIDS) to be cyclone-proof.
Furthermore, thanks to Pacific Regional Environment Program, in December 2005, the transformation of the Tafaigata landfill was completed, using the "Fukuoka" method, of the homonymous University in Japan. The waste treatment involves a process of the type "aerobic”, Which occurs by ventilating the waste in order to guarantee the right supply of oxygen, to obtain Compost as the final product.