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Inspiring story in UK



The Isle of Eigg is home to the world’s first standalone energy grid powered entirely by renewables. Until 2008, when Eigg Electric became operational, the islanders were largely dependent on costly fossil fuels shipped in from the mainland.  Island residents envisioned a future with reliable round the clock access to electricity, and have now been able to make that a reality.

Households and businesses on the island are connected by an underground cable to energy generated from three sources: hydroelectric, wind and solar. A battery bank capable of providing electricity for up to 24 hours helps smooth out supply and demand, and two diesel generators are used for back-up.

There has never been a better time to get involved with the green energy revolution.

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