Posts Tagged ‘Island’

Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle , home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The idea is to make the Madeira island of Porto Santo energy independent and stimulate renewable energy production. View full post on Wind Power News

The Dutch plan to build the world’s biggest wind farm, complete with a large floating island

A Dutch company aims to construct the world's largest wind farm to deliver power to the Netherlands and United Kingdom, and later Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. A 2.3-square-mile artificial island would support equipment that could allow the farm to generate 30 gigawatts of power. View full post on Wind Power News

Is this the future? Dutch plan vast windfarm island in North Sea

Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network. The radical proposal envisages an island […]

300 MW wind energy park planned in Mannar Island

Dec 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka on its drive to meet its current and future electricity demand by use of renewable energy has planned to set up several solar and wind power plants in the North. According to the Sri Lanka Central Bank's latest report on economic development, two 10MW solar energy parks in Valaichchenai in […]

Galloo Island wind developer wants PILOT discussions tabled

The developer behind the Galloo Island Wind Farm wants to postpone further discussions for its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement application. David J. Converse, chairman of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, said Thursday that the board received a letter from Neil T. Habig, senior director of project development for the developer, Apex Clean Energy, […]

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy You’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species […]

Block Island receives wind power for…

History was made on Wednesday when Block Island received wind-generated power from the Block Island Wind Farm for the very first time. According to the Block Island Power Company, the utility company received power supplied by the wind farm, and National Grid's mainland cable, for about two hours. View full post on Wind Power News

Energy positive: how Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

The small island’s energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment, providing a template for how regional Australia could transition to renewables Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been […]

Construction starts on wind energy project on Amherst Island despite…

The opening stages of construction of the Amherst Island wind energy project are underway, much to the dismay of the residents who opposed the development. Michele Le Lay, president of the Association to Protect Amherst Island, said the start of construction has come before all of the required permits have been secured and before efforts […]

Rhode Island residents oppose wind farm

Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first US state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live. Dreams of a wind-powered nation sparked by the pioneering Atlantic Ocean project are running aground back on shore, where conventional battles over […]