Samoa follows Tokelau PV example

Apia, 1 September 2014

The Ulu o Tokelau was present when the Samoa solar panel array was formally opened at Apia’s  racecourse at Faleata today. The Samoan solar system was developed in cooperation with New Zealand. NZ Minister Murray McCully accompanied Samoan Prime Minister at the blessing. Various other dignitaries were present to applaud Samoa joining the solar power family.

PhotoVoltaics (PV) have arisen as one of the sustainable renewable energy sources that are very suited to SIDS, as Tokelau very well knows. We have been near-self-sufficient using solar panels on Fakaofo,  Nukunonu, and Atafu since 2012.

The Ulu o Tokelau at Samoa’s newly opened solar panel arrow, here with the Samoan Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Tuisuga Letaua Sofara Aveau (Left)
The new facility being blessed in the presence of the NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Samoan Prime Minister, the Ulu and other dignitaries.