The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Homes and green businesses in the UK generating renewable and low-carbon electricity to be guaranteed money for power supplied to the grid.
The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
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