Tonga wind turbines

Tonga wind turbines commissioned with help from Japan

King Tupou VI was joined by Japan's Ambassador to Tonga at yesterday's ceremony.

The project took ten months to complete and the 1.3 megawatt wind power system is the first wind power project assisted by Japan's Grant Aid fund.

The government says the turbines will reduce Tonga's reliance on diesel and contribute to secure, affordable, and sustainable clean energy in the Kingdom.

A feature of the new turbines is they can be folded away in advance of bad weather to avoid damage from cyclones.