The remote islands of Tokelau have become world’s first solar-powered territory, able to meet all its electricity needs by the Sun. Image credit: wikimedia
The South Pacific territory, had been dependent on diesel to generate electricity.
New Zealand, which administers Tokelau, funded a $7m Solar-Powered project.
Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400. The atolls lie north of the Samoan Islands, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands (both island groups belonging to Kiribati) and northwest of the Cook Islands.