Batteries the biggest obstacle to solar power in the Pacific

Mon, 25 Mar 2013

By Pattrick Smellie March 25 (BusinessDesk) - The rapidly falling costs of electricity produced from the using photo-voltaic cells makes solar power one of the best options for remote Pacific Islands, but the cost and short lifespan of current battery technology is still a limitation. Speaking from an international donors' conference on Pacific Island countries' energy needs, the European Union's Suva-based head of operations for the region, Renato Mele, told BusinessDesk said solar PV technology was now "very high in our set of priorities" n...

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