His Majesty King Tupou VI commissioned a new solar power system for Tu’akifālelei’s Hospital in Niuafo’ou last Thursday when he visited the island for its Agricultural Show. The new solar system is part of the Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project (OIREP) managed by the Department of Energy under the Ministry of MEIDECC.
Principal Energy Officer Mr. Kipola So’otanga said that the hospital was powered by a generator for only six hours every day but with the new installed solar power the island’s hospital will have electricity 24/7.
OIREP is funded by the Asian Development Bank, Australian Government, European Union, GEF and Denmark.
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Source: Ministry of MEIDECC official website
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