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Tongan Schools On Grid Solar PV

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on August 10, 2016 - 10:43am
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In 2009, New Zealand aid with Rotary NZ and EcoCare Pacific Trust funded a pilot project in which five high schools had panels installed, so that computers could be used in classrooms. Solar PV systems installed in five schools in Tongatapu as a pilot programme.

5 schools were selected to participate in the pilot are Beulah College, Takuilau College, Tonga College, Tupou College and Tupou High School. Electricity budget  for the schools is TOP750,000 annually.

In 2013, Rotary New Zealand visited Tonga to come up with a design plan for 21 high schools to get solar power panels installed over the next five years. The pilot project was a such a success that solar panels will now be installed in high schools throughout Tonga.

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