01 Aug '12, 7pm

Tokelau Will Be World's First 100% Solar Powered Nation by September

Tokelau Will Be World's First 100% Solar Powered Nation by September

Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the major of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of New Zealand; and it has non-self-governing territory status with the UN—but its may well become the world's nation of island to get all of its electricity from solar power. As New Zealand's 3 News reports (ht Revmodo ), the three atolls that make up Tokelau are in the process of phasing out using diesel fuel to generate electricity, installing over 4000 solar panels as replacement. The first of the atolls to get solar panels is about halfway towards having all of them installed, with the remaining panels expected to be installed by September. Here's the amazing connection between phasing out diesel fueled electricity, getting the Tokelau budget inline and untying the connection to New Zealand: The nation's annual ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/tokelau-world-...

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