“Tokelau's solar energy system is set to be upgraded on each of its three atolls.
“Jointly funded by the governments of Tokelau and New Zealand, the $NZ9 million ($USD5.7m) system will be installed by New Zealand company Vector PowerSmart.
“Tokelau's existing solar system was eight years old and in need of upgrading because of increasing demand for electricity and wear and tear from the harsh marine environment, it said.
“Upgrading the three power stations is touted as bringing almost 100 percent renewable energy to Tokelau's 1400 inhabitants.”
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