Energy Matters, 16th May 2018

New solar plus battery projects in the Cook Islands demonstrate how off-grid regions can escape reliance on diesel generators.

Six of the twelve inhabited Cook Islands are the target of hybrid renewable energy projects comprising solar and solar battery technology. The first of these, on Mitiaro Island, is now complete and should be able to supply all the power needs of the island.

Three more of the smaller islands are next, followed by two bigger islands that have higher power needs. The remaining six inhabited islands already have similar developments in place.

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