Pacific Island goes all Solar

The Pacific Island Tokelau finished their third and final solar installation making it entirely powered by solar PV.

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand with 1,400 inhabitants on three islands. Each of the three island have their own solar PV system which will supply enough electricity to exceed current requirements.

Previously USD 825,000 was spent annually on diesel, however, with the $ 7.5 million investment in 1 MW solar PV system and batteries Tokelau no longer need to spend money on diesel for power generation and reduces it carbon footprint dramatically.

The investment was made possible by New Zealand’s international aid and development programme, which must be seen as a great way of spending aid and development funds.

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