Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Solomon Islands

Renewable Energy Country Profile - Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands renewable energy national profile 2009:

  • Total Primary Energy Supply: 6.1 PJ – Of which renewables: 3.4 PJ (54.5%)
  • Energy self-sufficiency: 54.5%
  • Fuel imports: 99 million USD (24.4% of total imports)
  • Electricity generation: 84.3 GWh – Of which renewables: 0.6 GWh (0.7%)
  • Electricity use per capita: 142 kWh
  • Electrical capacity: 36.1 MW – Of which renewables: 0.1 MW (0.3%)
  • Electricity access rate: 15.0%
  • Share of population using solid fuels: 92%

Master Plan Study of Power Development in Solomon Islands

The JICA Team recommended that the power supply plan, as shown in Table 10-5-1, shall be implemented as an optimum power supply plan for the Solomon Islands. 

Also it is recommended that the rural electrification plan by SHS, as shown in Table 10-3-12, shall be implemented as an effective electrification plan for remote rural areas in order to disseminate SHS programs and rural electrification.

Solomon Islands Government National Energy Policy Framework

The National Energy Policy Framework sets out the Government's policies for the planning and management of the energy sector over the next 10 years. The framework defines the strategies that government is taking to ensure that the objectives of the policies are fully realised. In developing the energy policy framework government is mindful of the critical role of the energy sector in the attainment of its overall socio-economic development goals of improving the livelihood of all its peoples.