Fair Island, Scotland
    Utorak, 25 Prosinac 2018 14:21

    Fair Island, Scotland

    Škotski Fair otok prvi put u povijesti ima osigurano napajanje električnom energijom cijeli dan bez prekida! Fair island nalazi se u granicama Ujedinjenog Kraljevstva. Dugačko je 4,8 km, a široko 2,4 km. Pripada Shetlandskom arhipelagu i nastanjuje ga svega 55 osoba. Stanovnici otoka su za energetsko snabdjevanje bili prepušteni na milost i nemilost transportnih brodova. Dio struje poticao je iz fosilnih goriva, ali bi se dva generatora tijekom noći gasila radi uštede energije. Iako su pojedini otočani ugradili baterijske sisteme u svoje domove i poslovne prostore kako ih restrikcije ne bi pogađale, mnogima je ovaj poduhvat ostao van domašaja. Struja bi dolazila oko 7 sati ujutro, a nestaje oko 11 uvečer. Projekt vrijedan više od 3 miliona eura donio je škotskom otoku poznatom po pticama i vunenim proizvodima struju dvadeset četiri sata dnevno. On je uključivao izgradnju tri vjetrenjače ukupne snage 60 kilovata, solarne elektrane na zemlji snage 50 kilovata i baterijskog skladišta energije. Gospodin Robert Michel, direktor ostočne elektro-kompanije, nada se da će na ostrvo Fair, dolaskom cjelodnevne struje, doletjeti i rode s prinovama ali i da će ovaj događaj privući nove stanovnike. U posljednjih 25 godina fairska populacija pala je sa 80 na tek 55 ljudi. Izostanak struje u noćnim satima predstavljao je prepreku koja je konačno riješena. Michel ju je ilustrirao sijledećim primjerom: „U prošlosti smo prolazili kroz teška vremena kada bi se dijete razboljelo i osjećalo loše tijekom noći. Najprije bi trebalo da pronađemo baklju. Pored toga, ukoliko bi se dogodio hitan slučaj i ukoliko bi medicinska sestra bila pozvana da pregleda bolesnu osobu, morali bismo da ustanemo iz kreveta kako bismo uključili generatore i obavijestili obalnu stražu.“
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    Fair Isle reaps renewable reward
    The Scottish island of Fair Isle is benefiting from 24-hour electricity provision for the first time thanks to a new renewable energy system that went live today. The £3.5m project combines three wind turbines and a ground-mounted solar facility with a battery storage system. Previously the island, which is home to 55 people halfway between Orkney and Shetland, only had power from 7.30am and 11.30pm each day. Fair Isle Electricity Company led the development and secured £1.5m funding from the Scottish government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and £250,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse said: “Those of us living on the mainland of Scotland can often take reliable supplies of electricity for granted. This has never been possible for the islanders of Fair Isle. “The reality of having, for the first time in their history, 24-hour supplies of electricity presents exciting prospects for the Fair Isle community, who will not only benefit from access to a reliable electricity supply around the clock, but also now have in place a new cleaner, greener energy system. “This development is yet another example of Scotland’s ability to harness its renewables potential to build a sustainable energy future which will play a significant role in powering our future, and I am proud of the role that the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have been able to play in providing 50% of the funding for this much needed project taken forward by Fair Isle Electricity Company.” Fair Isle Electricity Company director Robert Mitchell said: “As an important project in a fragile rural area, having reliable renewable power will make a huge difference now and in the future, and we hope that it will encourage more people to come and live on the island. It also provides a great opportunity for more businesses to start here. “The new energy system will be cleaner and greener and will reduce reliance on expensive diesel, hence making living costs more sustainable. It’s an ambitious project and is another step in ensuring that the community of Fair Isle continues to thrive.” Scottish Renewables deputy chief executive Jenny Hogan said: “It's great to see Fair Isle joining the likes of Eigg and Gigha in reaping the benefits of clean, green electricity networks. “This ambitious project combines wind, solar and battery storage in one advanced energy system which will no doubt improve the 55 residents’ quality of life, as well as the economic prospects on the island. “This goes to show the transformational impact such systems can have on the lives of remote communities.”
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