Posts tagged: Canary Islands

Spanish Island Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

By Bill DiBenedetto   The possibilities of renewable energy are on display as El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first land mass to be fully energy self-sufficient, when an 11.5 megawatt wind farm goes online late next month. El Hierro, with a population of a little over […]

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

By Todd Woody The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking. The best part: The molecules can store the heat forever and be endlessly […]

A High-Renewables Tomorrow, Today: El Hierro, Canary Islands

By: Laurie Guevara-Stone Islands confront some of the most difficult energy challenges. Their size and remoteness means they pay extremely high energy costs for often unreliable and dirty energy. Yet many islands are blessed with large amounts of sun, wind, and water, making renewable energy a promising solution. One small island off the coast of […]

El Hierro To Become World’s First Renewable Energy Island

Read more: El Hierro To Become World’s First Renewable Energy Island From EarthTechling’s Jasmine Greene: The small island of El Hierro – iron in Spanish – is located in the Canary Islands 1500 miles off the coast of Spain. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/05/el-hierro-clean-energy-island_n_890587.html   Tweet