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Powering remote Pacific communities with renewable innovations

Caritas |  31 March 2018

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small diesel generators, which are noisy, polluting, and have ongoing cost and supply issues for fuel.

In response to these issues, Dunedin companies Powerhouse Wind and Control Focus have joined with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and the Solomon Islands Association of Rural Training Centres (SIARTC), with assistance from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), on an innovative pilot project aimed at replacing diesel power with quiet and constant renewable energy systems. 



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