This chapter examines previous pacific trials with renewable energy technologies and extracts a number of core lessons.

Key Themes: Past Experience – Lessons Learnt – Research

As a first step in the transition for sea transport in the Pacific, it is important to examine the evidence available from past experiments in this field. Case studies can aid us in our current search for solutions for the near future. Today’s sea transport for Pacific islanders is radically different than it was only a few generations ago as there has been a massive change in the way people move on the ocean. The examples provided in this chapter show that small investment in research and development can have far reaching results.

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Appendix E

Historical photo, Fiji, showing cargo of bananas (credit Rev. William Oscar North)