24 hours of power
A new renewable energy system on the Scottish island of Fair Isle went live in October allowing the community to celebrate reliable 24 hour power for the first time.
The new island wide high voltage network is being delivered by an innovative renewables system combining three turbines, a ground mounted solar system and a battery storage– underpinning a range of social and economic opportunities for islanders.
The £3.5m project, which is being led by community group Fair Isle Electricity Company (FIEC), secured funding from a wide range of organisations, including £250,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Responding, Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said: "It's great to see Fair Isle joining the likes of Eigg and Gigha in reaping the benefits of clean, green electricity networks.
"This ambitious project combines wind, solar and battery storage in one advanced energy system which will no doubt improve the 55 residents’ quality of life, as well as the economic prospects on the island.
"This goes to show the transformational impact such systems can have on the lives of remote communities."
By Jake Frith
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