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This report describes the main features and performance of an electricity supply system, powered primarily by renewable energy sources, installed on the island of Foula in the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland. The system uses a wind-turbine generator as the primary energy source coupled with a microhydro-generator support and utilising pumped water storage; a diesel generator is included in the system for back-up. The electricity system was first energised in May 1989 and this report presents performance monitoring information to October 1991. During that period some 350 MWh of energy were generated, of which 72 % and 26 % was derived from the wind- and hydro-generators respectively and less than 2 % was produced using the diesel generator. It is the first electricity supply scheme on this remote Scottish island.

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Authors: WINDHARVESTER LIMITED, Windharvester Limited, Hexham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14822 EN (1993) 30 pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5514-8
Record Number: 199311422 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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