Digital TV in Fiji

If you are a state broadcaster, Fiji is a difficult region.

900,000 Fijians live on 110 of the nation’s 330 islands …which are sprinkled over a huge area of the Pacific Ocean. Staying in touch with island news, or enjoying the region’s entertainment programmes, has always been challenging – often marred by weak signals and power outages. That’s all changed. Fiji now has ultra-modern Digital TV available to 97% of the population. How has this been achieved?Continue reading

Power to the Pupil …off-grid education

Grid electricity can’t be taken for granted when you happen to live in one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. If you live in the rural part of any country ‘public services’ have a habit of passing you by; but in Botswana – with its half-a-million square kilometres of rural land – most of the country is ‘off grid’. The Government is making one of its biggest investments to make sure children don’t miss out on a modern education…Continue reading

Peak Power – Olane Community Microgrid

Aptly named Peak Power Pvt. Ltd., based in Kathmandu, Nepal, certainly take top honours for the most challenging of Victron Energy equipped installations.

Last time they hand carried:

“…3 x 30 Kg Victron Mutiplus inverter/chargers up a 2,000m mountain before even beginning to read the manuals…”

This time their project includes 120 electricity poles before we even start with the 6 x 8kVA Quattros and batteries – but at least on this occasion there was 4 wheel drive assistance for part of it.

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