KWR Kees Roest by KWR Kees Roest
23 August 2019

Renewable energy and water independence on a small island

How can a small island village become an energy- and water-independent community in an eco-friendly way? A project in the Republic of Korea sets an example by building a hybrid renewable energy system and facilities that use rainwater, valley water, and groundwater. A hybrid power system based on a small wind turbine, a photovoltaic panel, a pumped storage hydroelectricity and energy storage system was built....

How to Develop Renewable Energy and Water Independence on a Small Island

Developing renewable energy and water systems on small islands present significant challenges. Photo credit: ADB   The keys to success: link education, experience and tourism to create benefits while considering local conditions such as topography and climate. Overview In order to develop an eco-friendly island, it is necessary to make electricity, heat and water independence using renewable energy as an energy source. The project is aimed at developing a sustainable eco-friendly energy and water-independent community in small island areas. Considering the natural environment and geographical features of the project area, we are developing small villages or communities through eco-friendly energy sources based on a hybrid power system. The hybrid power system consists of a small wind turbine, a photovoltaic panel, a pumped storage hydroelectricity and energy storage system. The renewable energy hybrid system can provide stable electricity and water to the island without greenhouse gas emission by fossil fuels. Since 2008, Incheon city has been promoting the development of eco-friendly islands centered on Deokjeok-do. Deokjeok-do is at the center of zero carbon island development. Baeka-Do and Ji-Do for example, are small islands that have developed into eco-friendly energy independent villages. The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Incheon...

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