Maama Mai solar farm
The Maama Mai (let there be light) Solar Farm in Tongatapu, Tonga is an alliance between Meridian, Tonga Power and the governments of New Zealand and The Kingdom of Tonga. The project is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme.
The solar farm is made up of 5,760 photovoltaic solar panels and can generate up to 1.32 megawatts of electricity. The Maama Mai solar farm reduces the country’s use of diesel by approximately 470,000 litres and decreases carbon emissions by over 2,000 tonnes per annum.
This is the first solar farm we’ve built in the Pacific, and the first renewable energy generation facility connected to Tonga’s electricity grid.
Tonga Power is responsible for operating and maintaining the facility. In 2017, full legal ownership of the solar farm will transfer to Tonga Power.
We will continue to provide asset management support to Tonga Power until 2017.
Discover Maama Mai (English) (PDF 1.4MB)
Discover Maama Mai (Tongan) (PDF 1.8MB)