15,000 solar kits to light up remote West New Britain

Fifteen thousand solar home kits will be delivered and installed in West New Britain Province under a newly launched rural off-grid energy access program supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.

The solar home kits are part of the West New Britain Electrification Project, which delivers sustainable solutions to remote communities.

The solar home kits will include clean lighting and charging facilities, and will be prioritised for communities with the least access to electrification in Kandrian-Gloucester and Talasea districts.

Barefoot College, a community organisation involved in training local women in solar energy with a training facility in Kimbe, will play a key role in this project.