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Pellworm: Europe’s Smartest Island

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 2:50:00 PM

Pellworm - dubbed Europe’s smartest island – stands as proof that an entire community can depend on wind and solar energy alone for its power needs after the first phase of a smart-grid research project was completed.

The Frisian island - situated near the German-Danish border – was selected by power company E.ON for a feasibility study into using battery storage systems to smooth out electricity supply and so cut the 1,200 strong community’s reliance on importing power via under-sea cables to meet peak demand.

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Topics: Renewables, Wind Power, Solar Power, Pellworm, E.ON, Germany

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