Fiji, Mauritius on their way towards a more sustainable energy production

On 7 December 2015, the Seminar “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond”, organized by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), addressed the current status and needs of small island states on their way to providing a secure, reliable energy supply to their population and their economies.

More than 80 partipants listed to our key note speaker, Dr Roland Roesch, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who highlighted key aspects, initiatives and distinctive approaches that can support the successful introduction and dissemination of efficient, green technologies in island states. Our L3EAP partners from Mauritius (Dr Dinesh Surroop, University of Mauritius) and Fiji (Drr Anirudh Singh, University of the South Pacific) provide distinctive insights into the renewable potential, but also specific challenges for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in their home islands. The final speaker, Dr Jens Eiko Birkholz, provided insights on innovative solar-diesel-hybrid technologies and smart energy system design.


By means of the example of Tokelau island, an island 100% powered by solar technology, it could be illustrated that appropriate renewable energy technologies can make substantial contribution to more sustainable island development, resulting in significant reduction of fossil-fuel related energy costs.

Programme: Specialist seminar “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond”

7 December 2015, Hamburg

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IRENA - Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Lighthouses

Roland Rösch

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Implementation of Sustainable Energy Technologies in Developing Countries – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Dr. Jens Eiko Birkholz

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The role of renewable and energy efficiency in the Fijian archipelago- insights from and technology implementations

Dr. Anirudh Singh

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The Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Mauritius - Insights from policy and technology implementation


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