Tilos, Greece’s green island

Tiny Tilos is set to become the first island in the Mediterranean powered exclusively by wind and solar energy. Thanks to a pioneering mayor, a single wind turbine, and a small photovoltaic park, this Dodecanese island is creating a hybrid micro-grid that will generate enough energy to cover local needs – and eventually export power to neighbouring islands. Excess energy is stored in a prototype battery as a back-up for those rare rainy days.

Let’s hope other islands in Greece – and beyond – catch on.