The Renewable Island of Eigg
Located in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, the renewable Isle of Eigg is a small island with less than 100 inhabitants. In 2008, the community on the island joined together with the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and successfully built a major mains electricity grid, powered by renewable sources.
Four 6KW wind turbines, solar panels and a network of hydroelectric systems have reduced the reliance on diesel generators. The island is now powered by between 75% and 98% renewable resources.
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