Greece’s Tilos Set to Be the First Mediterranean Island to Be Powered by Renewable Energy


The Greek island of Tilos currently relies on electricity from the neighboring island of Kos which is transferred to the island via a submarine cable making power cuts frequent. But Tilos is soon to be the first if its kind — an island in the Mediterranean that relies only on renewable energy!

By installing a single wind turbine and small photovoltaic park, a hybrid micro-grid is being created on the island with hopes to “go green” in September when an 18-month pilot is set to begin.

The renewable energy initiative is part of a €15 million project funded by the European commission with a goal of installing similar programs on other small islands throughout Europe.