Eigg – the most eco-friendly island in Britain & their sustainable solutions
One of Eigg’s sustainable solutions is their off-grid electric system. “In 2008, Eigg became the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system powered by wind, water and solar – and this group of residents largely taught themselves how to do it. Before that, without access to a national grid, residents relied on noisy, expensive diesel generators that only ran for a few hours a day.” – BBC, 2017.
Eigg’s journey towards sustainability and Self-sufficiency is now taught as an option in schools in Scotland, developed by the Education Scotland.
“The new Isle of Eigg electrification scheme was a community inspired project to electrify the whole island and was the biggest project of [their] first ten-year plan for the sustainable development of the island.”, About Eigg. For a detailed description of Eigg Electricity, you can follow this link: About Eigg.