You may not have heard of a small Spanish Island named El Hierro, but what's happening there is incredibly exciting for fans of renewable energy. El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, which are located off the coast of Morocco in West Africa, is severing ties with the traditional power grid, deriving all of the energy used on the Island from renewable wind and water sources. An 11.5 MW wind farm, 11.3 MW of hydroelectric power generation, along with a solar thermal collectors and various photovoltaic cells are helping El Hierro to define what the future of energy independence might look like.
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