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This Island Is A Case Study in Ultramodern, Zero Impact Society

This Island Will Charge Its Lake Sized Batteries with Wind Power Motherboard


Over the last twelve years, engineers, researchers, and residents of El Heirro, the smallest of Spain's Canary Islands, have been building one of the world's most interesting living laboratories for sustainable off-grid living. They erected five towering wind turbines, built a huge reservoir that works as a battery, and installed three desalination plants that will let the tiny outpost harvest its drinking water from the sea. Now, the $75 million project is almost ready to be brought online.

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