Fakaofo, Tokelau

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: 1MW off-grid solar energy system across three main atolls of Tokelau. The project includes : 4032 solar modules, 196 string inverters, 112 DC charge controllers, 84 battery inverters and 1344 batteries in 48V banks. The system allows for up to 2 days of energy without any solar input.
  • Implementation: Tokelau consists of three small coral atolls located about 500 km north of Samoa. It is a small island nation with limited land resources, fairly isolated, with only one form of transportation available and a very mobile population. Like many Pacific Island countries, it is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, especially diesel. The target was put in place in response to growing affects of climate change, and for its government to replace the use of fossil fuels with solar and bio-fuel to generate power on the island. An off -grid solar energy system is currently in operation, and was design and constructed, in collaboration with the local Tokelau community, by private companies and development organisations.
  • Population: 1,499 (2016)
  • Area: 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
  • Link: The world's first truly renewable energy nation
Fakaofo, Tokelau