PHAMA Plus is seeking proposals from suitable service providers to conduct solar energy system research in PNG’s coconut sector.
It is estimated that 460,000 households are involved in PNG’s coconut sector, and the copra sub-sector has been long in decline due to low returns to labor compared with other rural income generating opportunities, further accentuated in recent years by falling prices for coconut oil and copra. As such, the research will be done in collaboration with Tropic Frond Oils Limited (TFO) and Kokonas Indastri Koporesen (KIK) to conduct an energy audit and determine TFO’s energy requirements based on current capacity and future development plans.
The service provider will report to the PHAMA Plus PNG National Facilitator, with overall supervision provided by the PHAMA Plus PNG Country Manager.
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