Tokelau Renewable Energy Project

The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project, launched in 2010 and due to be completed in 2013, has seen the construction of a PV/diesel hybrid system on each atoll in the Pacific island nation of Tokelau. Previously, the atolls used diesel generator sets to provide electricity on a centralized distribution network. The new solar power systems were designed to provide at least 90% of the islands’ electricity needs from solar power, and are expected to save roughly NZD 900,000 per year in diesel costs (for a capital cost of NZD 8.45 million).
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