Gallery: Samoa Opens Largest Solar Photovoltaic Array in South Pacific

The Faleata Racecourse solar farm will help Samoa reduce its dependence on diesel.

The South Pacific Island of Samoa has opened the region’s largest solar array, the Faleata Racecourse. Located in the capital city of Apia, the 2.2 MW photovoltaic array was built in the middle of the city’s large racecourse. Working with two smaller arrays, Faleata will provide 4.5 percent of Samoa’s energy needs renewably, reducing the country’s heavy dependence on diesel.

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