Tasmanian Island Throws Out Diesel Generators, Switches to Renewable Energy

This coming December, Hydro Tasmania will turn on its Hybrid Energy Hub that will enable the island to be powered by 60% renewable energy on average

Flinder’s Island, located northeast off Tasmania has ditched their traditional diesel-powered generators and switched to renewable energy as reported by ABC News. The island will turn on its Hybrid Energy Hub in December – enabling the island to be powered by 60% renewable energy on average. In time, generators can be completely switched off and the island may run on 100% renewable power. The hybrid system will use solar, wind, battery storage and other technologies to remove the dependence on expensive shipped-in diesel. Click here to read the full story on ABC News

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