We were proud to attend and showcase our technology at this important event.
The New Zealand government and the European Union initiated the Summit to try and boost investment in renewable energy. The sponsors, ADB Australian Aid and the World Bank, alongside the Pacific Island leaders and their peoples had one goal in mind – to reduce carbon emissions with clean energy and reduce the islands’ reliance on diesel. The concerns of the leaders came across loud and clear and together they have formed an alliance under ‘The Pacific Islands’ Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)’. Collectively they pledge “to reduce emissions by 30% by 2015 and to overcome barriers to renewable energy.”
The summit was well organised by Kate Sutton and her team from the PCF and it gave us a great platform to showcase Global CSP’s technology. We talked to each representative from the Pacific Island Countries to better understand their individual concerns and requirements. It was absolutely clear that their current power dependence upon on diesel and the inherently high cost of importing the fuel was outside their control; they felt it was most important that every island should have their own energy roadmaps based upon alternative, sustainable power.
The Solar Captors were air-lifted to New Zealand for the Summit. It generated a lot of interest and enabled people to see, close-up, our precision engineered, aerodynamic and lightweight core component. To date many of the islands had little knowledge of Concentrated Solar Power of this type and they were, therefore, able to begin to appreciate the versatility of the system and its reliability as well as it being a long term solution with low O&M costs. We were highly delighted at the interest shown and have secured strong links with many of the islands and government departments and have on-going discussions.
We would like to thank all the visitors to our showcase and for the support of Minister Murray McCully and his team from the New Zealand Government, The British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell and Barbara Harris from UK Trade & Investment
‘We have one Earth, the changing weather patterns dictates a worldwide commitment to reduce carbon emissions, the Islands of the Pacific will need as much help as possible as they will be one of the first to experience the changing climate with rising seas, stronger winds, droughts and flooding.’
Graham Provan – Chairman Global CSP
Our further thanks go to – Auckland Chamber of Commerce Fuimaono Tuiassau and Sulu Robertson. Global CSP are even more committed to providing a low-carbon, renewable and sustainable energy solution to the Pacific Island Countries. The outcome of the Summit offers some credible and exciting opportunities to now secure appropriate energy solutions throughout the Pacific.
Should you require further information or have a comment please send to: [email protected] Research and Marketing Director Ann Provan