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.

Master Plan Study of Power Development in Solomon Islands

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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.

On the other hand, it is necessary the training of the provincial government engineers and the community people who will be in charge of the photovoltaic system maintenance, in order to rise villager’s awareness and understanding and to strengthen the dissemination of PV . For these reasons, the establishment of a PV training center (in REAC), for theory and practice training on PV systems, is recommended.