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Electricity in Solomon Islands in 2022

Global Ranking: #200
0.0% #200 Low-carbon electricity
16.13 watts #194 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #210 Carbon Intensity

In 2022, the Solomon Islands' electricity consumption was a mix of low-carbon and fossil energy sources. Fossil fuels dominated, providing nearly all the electricity, while low-carbon energy sources contributed close to none. As a result, the per capita electricity generation in the Solomon Islands was significantly lower than the global average of 425 watts per person. This low level of electricity generation can potentially hinder economic development, limit healthcare access, and restrict educational opportunities, making it crucial for the Solomon Islands to transition towards more sustainable and higher-capacity electricity generation methods.

Suggestions

To increase low-carbon electricity generation, the Solomon Islands can learn from countries that have successfully integrated solar and wind energy into their electricity mix. For instance, Brazil and Australia, both of which share some climatic similarities with the Solomon Islands, have made significant strides in wind and solar energy, generating 96 TWh and 52 TWh from wind and solar respectively. Additionally, India offers a valuable case study with notable achievements in both wind and solar electricity generation, at 82 TWh and 113 TWh respectively. By investing in similar technologies and infrastructure, the Solomon Islands can diversify its electricity sources and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, thereby contributing to global climate change mitigation efforts.

History

The historical data on low-carbon electricity generation in the Solomon Islands reveals slow progress over the years. For instance, there have been several periods without any measurable increases in nuclear, wind, or solar electricity generation, indicating a lack of focus on sustainable energy sources. Recent decades have seen some positive but minimal increases, suggesting the region has yet to capitalize on the potential of low-carbon technologies. Going forward, it is critical for the Solomon Islands to prioritize infrastructure investments and policy frameworks that support the adoption and expansion of clean energy generation, ensuring a sustainable and self-sufficient electricity supply.

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Data Sources

The the data source is Ember.
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