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Renewable energy launch for Fiji and the Pacific

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, February 23, 2013

SUNERGISE, the new Pacific-wide renewable energy company, marked the completion of its inaugural installation at Port Denarau Marina on Thursday.

The installation was opened by the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Company director Ajay Raniga said their mission was to use a commercial model to bring clean energy to the people of Fiji and other Pacific nations.

Sunergise works with businesses and communities to provide the best clean power solution for their needs, a solution that brings attractive savings in the near future while reducing the footprint on the environment. And in the process, Mr Raniga said they had helped to create energy independence and protection from rising oil prices.

The system is the largest solar installation for a marina anywhere in the world, and was also Fiji's largest on-grid commercial solar power generator.

"The 122kilowatt (KW) systems weathered Tropical Cyclone Evan intact and are meeting its daily power requirements thanks to Nadi's abundance of sunshine hours," he said in a statement.

"We are delighted that the Fijian government is taking a strong stance against climate change, and we welcome its support in helping to bring new technologies to provide clean, economical power to businesses and local communities."

Port Denarau Marina managing director Nigel Skeggs said their company recognised the importance of protecting the marine and natural environment in a way that made good business sense.


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