Small Scottish Island Gets Power From Community-owned Renewable Energy System

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
April 5, 2017

Scotland is not known for future renewable electricity setups but the 12-square mile island of Eigg has become a very good example of how off-the-grid communities can do it themselves with clean energy as reported by Inhabitat.

Eigg made the brave move in 2008 to replace their noisy diesel-generated power in favour of an off-grid electric system that uses wind, water and solar power. It’s the community’s first in making this bold decision and the good thing about this is, the clearly self-reliant residents pretty much taught themselves how to build and run the renewable energy system.

The community will also have power available 24 hours daily for the first time as compared to using the diesel generators that they can use for a small part of the day.

Click here to read the full story on Inhabitat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS

Trending Posts

Making a Big Deal of Microgrids
Solar

Making a Big Deal of Microgrids

Australia is right now experiencing an energy revolution. It’s profoundly exciting. Yet if there’s one challenge we are facing, it’s that because the speed and scale of change is so vast, it’s easy for certain aspects of it to be overlooked a little now and then.

The Ambitions of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub
Green Energy

The Ambitions of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub

Australia has always known it would build stronger ties throughout Asia. There are many reasons for this, but central is the shared cultural and economic links that connect a nation of 25 million into a region of over 4.5 billion.