Eigg becomes energy self sufficient

The Isle of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland home to around 80 people becomes self sufficient in energy. They have gone totally off grid with a mixture of wind, solar and hydo electric schemes, according to BBC article February 1, 2008.
The scheme cost in the order of £1.6m ($3m) and provides 95% of the energy needs. The rest is provided by generators. Funds were raised by the community
The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust raised £45,000 ($90,000 for the project and the islanders brought in a further £30,000.($60,000)
Funding also came from Europe, the Big Lottery Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company, the Scottish Government and Highland Council.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

More to explore

Want to Be in Our Magazine?

Are you a Hastings County producer in agriculture or forestry and want your business included in our directory? We are getting our

survey monkey

Survey for Producers

We’re interested in finding out how this organization can better meet the needs and be of value to Hastings County producers involved

webinars ecommerce

Free Webinars

We’d like to offer members and local producers a series of free webinars. We’ll talk about how you can make a great

Harvest Hastings Logo
We've Made Some Changes

Harvest Hastings is growing and we’re updating our website.  Things won’t be exactly where you remember them.  We hope you’ll enjoy having a look around.

Stay Connected

Sign Up for the Harvest Hastings Newsletter