Leading the Way – Clean Energy for Corporates. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sunergise Story
Fiji is making its mark as a leader in renewable energy thanks to an innovative start-up company focusing on supplying energy to the corporate sector.
Sunergise is the brain-child of entrepreneurs from Africa and the Pacific and has attracted investment interest from the World Bank as well as from Australia, New Zealand, North America and China.
Before Sunergise came along, the Port of Denarau Marina looked at installing solar but decided it was too difficult.
“As a marina business we are very intrinsically tied to the environment and climate change and we want to make a difference,” said Nigel Skeggs, managing director of the Port of Denarau Marina.
“But for us to install a multi-million-dollar solar system was not our core complement.”
The installation of the first 700 photovoltaic cells at the marina was completed in 2012, just two days before Cyclone Evan hit, with winds gusting up to 270 kph.
Only one panel was damaged.
Sunergise has since completed two more installations at the Port of Denarau, creating the biggest marina-based solar plant in the world.
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