El Hierro: The First Totally Wind Powered Island!

Just off the coast of Africa, the smallest country of the Canary Island – El Hierro – became 100% wind powered. With May 2014 as their first month with total reliance on their new wind system, El Hierro has made history. The project includes five wind turbines on the North Eastern tip of the Island for a capacity of 11.5 megawatts, and two hydroelectric back up systems. Comparing the energy generated from these projects, El Hierro makes enough energy to service their 2003 population; this makes them completely energy self-sufficient.
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For a full write up on their energy system, visit Eco People LTD. Feel free to peruse the remainder of their site for regular updates on global eco news, and information on renewable energy technology.

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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