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European islands – top technologies for the energy transition

A survey of technologies in some 800 projects on European islands reveal almost half pertain to energy efficiency.

European island winners reflect renewables drive

The islands of Ærø, El Hierro and Tilos have been awarded the European Commission’s latest RESponsible Island prizes.

New round of solar plus storage for French island territories

France’s island territories are to get a further 47 solar PV plus storage projects in the latest tender round.

European islands decarbonisation project kicks off

The islands decarbonisation project IANOS has launched with support from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.
Denmark energy

Denmark to build new “energy islands” as part of sustainability plan

The Danish Parliament aims to reduce the country's CO2 emissions by 3.4 million tons, and establish two "energy islands" with a combined capacity of 5GW.

How a Portuguese island has increased renewables portfolio by 50%

Danish energy equipment firm HowardScott and renewable energy investment firm Recharge A/S have partnered Wärtsilä and Graciolica to increase the use of renewable energy on Graciosa Island from 15% to 65%.

Scilly Isles lead Smart Energy Islands initiative

The Scilly Isles are the location of a £10.8 million (US$14.21 million) smart energy project, which will see a combination of solar, energy storage and other technology transforming the island grid.  Funded by the European...