Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on specific islands, as well as a report detailing hybrid power systems for the Pacific.
Together, these reports identify key concepts, challenges and best practices for the accelerated uptake of renewable energy in the Pacific Islands region. The aim is to provide island governments and, indeed, all stakeholders, with baseline information to assist in the development of local renewable energy deployment roadmaps, as well as strengthening the implementation of regional initiatives.
Renewable energy opportunities and challenges in the Pacific Islands region