Work on Southern Cooks Solar Plants Begins.
Aug24

Work on Southern Cooks Solar Plants Begins.

Construction of the first solar energy plants for the southern group of the Cook Islands is set to begin in the second quarter of 2016. The $US13 million project will initially involve the completion of solar plants on Mauke, Mitiaro, Mangaia and Atiu. The Cook Islands News reports some work will be done on Aitutaki and Rarotonga, but the solar plants on the country’s most populated islands are unlikely to be completed until...

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Cooks Move To Improve Power To Atiu.
Jun05

Cooks Move To Improve Power To Atiu.

The Cook Islands Renewable Energy Division has put out tenders for a power upgrade on the island of Atiu. Aiming to end power outages and weak connections in Atiu with an extra four kilometres of high voltage cables and two kilometres of low voltage cables installed. The Cook Islands News quotes the project manager Ngateina Rani says the upgrade will allow the people of Atiu a more secure power source without the outages they commonly...

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Cook Islands’ Solar Energy Project Officially Opened.
Jun05

Cook Islands’ Solar Energy Project Officially Opened.

More than 1,000 solar panels are officially working in the northern Cook Islands of Penrhyn and Manihiki. The project is expected to provide 95% of the electricity and give power to more than 230 buildings. This is a $250 million investment in the Cook Islands which already has solar panels in many isles. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said, “These projects will save approximately 230,000 litres of imported diesel per...

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