Vanuatu rural electrification project launches

The Vanuatu Rural Electrification Project has support from New Zealand and the World Bank.

According to the Daily Post newspaper, the project aims to electrify over 17,000 offgrid households nationwide, including 230 aid posts and 2000 community halls.

Communities in parts where there is no electricity available on the national grid will be able to have access to solar power under a 'plug and play system'.

India launches world's first solar-powered airport

The world's first ever fully solar-powered airport has been launched in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The Indian government has already directed other airports around the country to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Kochi.