Gallery: South Pacific Island of Tokelau To Become The World’s First So...


The South Pacific nation of Tokelau is aiming to ditch its diesel dependency and transform itself into the world’s first solar-powered country. With the help of New Zealand engineering company Powersmart Solar, the island’s 1,400 residents hope to generate all their power with a system of 4032 solar panels and 1344 batteries.

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  1. Solar Bright June 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    This is awesome for the future of sustainability not only in the Pacific, but globally!! If it is possible for a population of 1,400 to substanically live in a community spread across three islands and only three vechiles, then I think that they are on to something grand!

  2. Craig Schaffer June 28, 2015 at 11:58 am

    The article doesn’t say how long it will take them to complete this transition. 5 years? 10 years? 25 years?

  3. ZoeA September 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    There are a few decent solar companies entering the market in New Zealand.

    I had a call from these guys the other day

    seems kiwis are starting to look at solar more seriously.

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