Due to its size, location and geography, the Solomon Islands has some of the highest electricity costs, per capita, in the world.
In an effort to build momentum behind the need for stronger investment in renewable energy projects, including the ambitious Tina River Hydropower Project, I have lead the production of a video series looking at Solomon Islands' near-total reliance on diesel fuel for electricity.
In the first of these stories, meet Melody & James, who live in a small community on the outskirts of the capital, Honiara. Here is their story:
And the second story, focused on the impact on education:
(Photo credits: Max Bellamy/World Bank)