Contact: Terry Collins
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
Caption: The first major solar system in Tuvalu, atop the stadium roof in the capital, Funafuti, is the first step towards a national goal of being powered entirely by renewable energy sources by 2020. Amid worsening climate change-related problems for small island states, Tuvalu and the e8, donors of the system, hope to inspire much larger nations in climate talks upcoming in Copenhagen in December.
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