Renewable Energy

The European Union is helping Niue convert to using renewable energy. In July 2009 a German company was in Niue to install solar grid connected solar panel system injecting about 50kva of power into the Niue national power grid. The solar panels are installed at Niue High School (20 kWp), Niue Power Corporation office (1.7 kWp) and the Niue Foou Hospital (30 kWp). The EU-funded grid-connected PV systems are supplied under the REP-5 programme and were installed recently by the Niue Power Corporation on the roofs of the high school and the power station officev and on ground-mounted support structures in front of the hospital. They will be monitored and maintained by the NPC