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Is deep-sea mining eco-friendlier than land-based mining?

The International Seabed Authority will change regulations for deep-sea mining this year. The ocean floor is covered with potato-sized pebbles containing high levels of cobalt, manganese, nickel and copper – materials that could soon be in short supply as the energy transition progresses.


Tonga breaks ground on its first off-grid solar array

The solar PV system is part of a 1.25 MW portfolio, where power will be sold to the island’s villagers through pre-paid net metering. The Asian Development Bank, with the help of other institutions, is supporting the deployment of solar on the Pacific Ocean’s small island nations.


Tonga launches tender for 6 MW of solar-plus-storage

Local power utility, TPL is seeking independent power producers for the deployment of 6 MW of solar PV capacity combined with storage. The selected project will be granted a 25-year PPA.

Tonga commissions its MW-sized solar facility

The Matatoa Solar Project was built and is being operated by China’s Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Co. Ltd.


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