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The Greek island of Tilos currently relies on electricity from the neighboring island of Kos which is transferred to the island via a submarine cable making power cuts frequent. But Tilos is soon to be the first if its kind — an island in the Mediterranean that relies only on renewable energy!
By installing a single wind turbine and small photovoltaic park, a hybrid micro-grid is being created on the island with hopes to “go green” in September when an 18-month pilot is set to begin.
The renewable energy initiative is part of a €15 million project funded by the European commission with a goal of installing similar programs on other small islands throughout Europe.