Solar Home Standalone System for Funaota

Nearly all households in Tuvalu including in the outer islands have access to electricity. However, this is not the case on Funaota islet that is part of Nukufetau atoll. The lack of electricity impedes development for the households and community. 

The project will install stand-alone photovoltaic solar home systems that will provide reliable, high quality, cost-effective and environmentally friendly 24-hours power supply. The expected short-term development change is household and community access to modern energy services on Funaota islet. 

The project will contribute to the UN Pacific Strategy 2018-2022 for '...people and ecosytems in the Pacific become more resilient to the impacts of climate change, climate variability and disasters; and evironmental protection be strengthened by 2022'. 

The project is working to achieve

  1. Reliable, high quality and evironmentally friendly 24-hours power supplied on Funaota islet
  2. Local capacity established to operate and maintain the photovoltaic solar home systems including operational photovoltaic based telecommunication systems on Funaota and Savave islets
  3. Public awareness about the project estalished



Project start date:

January 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Tuvalu

    Implementing partner:

    Tuvalu Min.of Works and Energy

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of India
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $8,711

    2019 $18,316

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