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The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy

Samsoe is a 114 km2 Danish island located off the east coast of the Jutland peninsula and consists of 4150 inhabitants. The island is known for its agriculture, in particular potatoes and strawberries, but it is also known for being a self-sufficient community in renewable energy. The people of Samsoe heat their homes with straw burned in a central heating system and they run their vehicles on biofuels. Now 100% of its electricity comes from wind power and 75% of its heat comes from solar power and biomass energy. An Energy Academy has opened in Ballen and keeps abreast of the latest technologies in renewable energies, and their successful implementation with exhibitions and educational workshops, which are very popular among tourists.

 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Wind turbines in a field
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy A tractor in a field with wind turbines
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Tractor ploughing a field surrounded by wind turbines
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Building close to a port with solar panels on the roof
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The warehouse for biomass treatment
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Detached house with solar panels on the roof
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Detached house with solar panels on the roof
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Field of solar panels with a wind turbine in the background
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy A wind turbine on the edge of a country road
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Wind turbine, solar panels and sheep
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Solar panels
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Central boiler system and machinery for biomass treatment
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The machinery for biomass treatment
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The machinery for biomass treatment
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Wind turbines in a field
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The Samsoe offshore wind farm
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Sunset with wind turbines
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The Samsoe offshore wind farm
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Houses on the seaside with wind turbines in the second...
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy In the warehouse where the biomasses are stored and treated
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy A wind turbine in the field with the sea in the second...
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Wind turbine, solar panel and satellite antenna
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Overview of the wind turbines in the countryside
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy The Energy Academy of Ballen
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy A farmer in a pumpkin field with a wind turbine in the...
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy Young people close to the Energy Academy of Ballen
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 The island of Samsoe: an example of a self-sufficient community in renewable energy A pumpkin field with wind turbines in the second ground
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