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Papua New Guinea emerges the leading country in the Pacific for off-grid solar installations

16 September 2019

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The high rate of mobile phone penetration in Papua New Guinea has led to a rise in sales of pico-solar installations. The pico-solar can be used to provide electricity to small household appliances, including lamps, fans, and mobile phones. 

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The Connected article Lighting the Way with Solar Energy is about another Pacific nation, Tokelau, using solar energy.

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways 7

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Keywords: cell phones, solar, digital, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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