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This Beautiful Greek Island Runs Entirely On Wind And Solar Power

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In the Mediterranean, one gorgeous Greek island is quickly proving itself as a leader in sustainability. Tiny Tilos is an island that just became entirely powered by wind and solar energy. Thanks to its late mayor, Tassos Aliferis, who was a well-known and dedicated environmentalist, Tilos has become a model for other islands looking to transition their energy source from traditional power grids.

Located in the Dodecanese, the entire island is a nature reserve with more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds, over 650 varieties of fauna, and a permanent population of around 500. By installing a single wind turbine and small photovoltaic park, Tilos created a hybrid micro-grid that generates and stores energy.