[Climate Action News 2016-03-15]
The world’s first “100 per cent renewable” grid is being built by German-US clean technology company Younicos for the island of Graciosa in the Azores. A third of Graciosa’s fossil fuel capacity will be held in reserve as back-up power and could be used during extended periods of bad weather. Younicos’ software will balance short-term power fluctuations, enabling wind and solar power to provide 100 per cent of Graciosa’s electricity the majority of the time.(Click here to read more about this article)