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SMILEGOV has landed

Article by Christian Pleijel – ESIN http://europeansmallislands.com/2015/11/18/smilegov-has-landed/ The ESIN part of the SMILEGOV project has landed. Thanks to the 15 islands which has been a part of it and the 40 people who has worked in it, there are good results and some very interesting findings. Please have a look at the project presentation (attached) and/or study the complete island energy reports at http://europeansmallislands.com/smile ...

Aran islanders want EV’s – if prices are favourable

Article by Christian Pleijel – ESIN http://europeansmallislands.com/2015/11/16/aran-islanders-want-evs-if-prices-are-favourable/ Since 2011, an electric vehicle (EV) experiment has been conducted on the Aran islands to see if EVs would actually work on the islands and achieve an impact on energy imports, as predicted by a study. A trial of eight vehicles began in 2011 and lasted a little more than three years. The vehicles were passed to a new ...

SABELLA made her first 10MWh

Article by Christian Pleijel – ESIN http://europeansmallislands.com/2015/12/01/sabella-made-her-first-10mwh/ As you might have read in the SMILEGOV report from Ouessant [https://europeansmallislands.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ouessant.pdf], an underwater turbine was lowered end of September in the mighty passage du Fromveur, second strongest ocean current along the French coast 2 km offshore Ouessant. After a gradual increase in speed from its ...

SMILEGOV on-line workshop with Isle of Man

In the framework of the CPMR cluster's capacity buildings and sustainable energy projects monitoring activities, a SMILEGOV workshop was organised on-line to gather representatives of the Isle of Man.Participants discussed on the progress on specific sustainable projects since the last November 2014 workshop and underlined the problems/barriers persisting and efforts to overcome them.A short update on the successful  ECO-VANNIN initiative was als ...

SMILEGOV French Islands workshop brought together ORs and OCTs

The CPMR Cluster successfully held a workshop across the internet bringing together representatives of the French islands - members of the cluster.  Representatives of Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Reunion, Mayotte and the French Polynesia held a workshop spanning eight time zones to discuss, among others, innovative financing mechanisms and to explore ways to continue their cooperation after the end of the SMILEGOV project. Those of them, ...

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