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Offline Jolly Roger

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The (almost) self sufficient island
« on: Monday, 13 November, 2017 @ 20:54:32 »
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As strange as it might seem, a tiny island in the Mediterranean could become the ultimate green territory.

Tilos, with a population of just 500, is playing a leading role in an award-winning European research project.

It is aiming to meet at least 75% of its energy needs with just renewables: solar and wind power.

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Re: The (almost) self sufficient island
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 @ 02:01:42 »
Guardian article also worth a read, gives a wider picture:

Tilos, first island in Med to run entirely on wind and solar power
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jun/15/tilos-greece-renewable-energy-wind-solar-power

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Re: The (almost) self sufficient island
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 @ 13:31:22 »
Another Greek island 'going green':

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Agios Efstratios Island to be Heated with Renewable Energy

The remote island of Agios Efstratios is to be heated by renewable energy sources generated by the Aeolian and photo-voltaic systems that will be installed soon, an Athens Macedonia news agency report says.

The island of Ai-Stratis is not interconnected to the national electricity transmission and distribution network and its electricity needs are covered by Public Power Corporation diesel generators.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/11/14/agios-efstratios-island-to-be-heated-with-renewable-energy/