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Tokelau powered entirely by solar energy


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#1    Render

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

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Tokelau has become the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say.
The South Pacific territory - comprising the three atolls of Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - had been dependent on diesel to generate electricity.
New Zealand, which administers Tokelau, funded a $7m (£4.3m) solar project.
Solar grids were constructed on the three atolls, with the last completed earlier this week.
"The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project is a world first. Tokelau's three main atolls now have enough solar capacity, on average, to meet electricity needs," New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said in a statement.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

I think this is good because if this technology is put to use there will be more effort to perfect it.  Still need to investigate other sources of power production excluding fossil fuels.





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