Creation date: June 19, 2017
Just in time for the holiday season, the Guardian reported on the EU-funded project TILOS which is planning to set the remote Greek island of Tilos to run entirely on wind and solar power.
Tilos currently relies on oil-based electricity from neighbouring Kos, and power cuts are frequent. The project received over €11 million from the European Commission to install on the island a wind turbine and small photovoltaic park, and to create a hybrid micro-grid that will generate and store energy.
Installation is under way and an 18-month pilot will begin in September. Eventually, Tilos could export excess power to Kos, and the goal is to roll out similar projects on other small islands in Europe.
The TILOS project has been also shortlisted among three finalists for the award of the Energy Islands Category and among twelve nominees for the Citizens’ Award of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) contest. Results will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned!