EcoCAREPacific Trust/ Engineers Without Borders Install Solar PV Projects at 2 Tongan High Schools (2009)
Type of ContentDiscussion / Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering
In collaboration with EcoCARE Pacific Trust, EWB from Canterbury University, EWB from Auckland University and the Ministry of Education in Tonga, a solar powered water pumping system was installed at Tonga College on Tongatapu and a solar powered electrical generation system was installed at Vava’u High School. These projects illustrate the practical benefits and difficulties of installing alternative energies into Pacific Island communities. They include a significant educational component that we hope will play a role in the ongoing sustainablilityand development of local capacity of the community to continue to benefit from cheaper, reliable renewable energy.
CitationTaylor, R. (2009) EcoCAREPacific Trust/ Engineers Without Borders Install Solar PV Projects at 2 Tongan High Schools. EcoCARE Pacific Trust. 8pp..
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ANZSRC Fields of Research09 - Engineering::0906 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering::090605 - Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
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