Extraordinary electricity on a remote Scottish island

Some 1.3 billion people lack regular access to electricity. With its reliable independent grid powered by wind, water and solar, a remote Scottish island could offer a solution.

In 2008, Eigg became the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system entirely powered by wind, water and solar – and the island's residents largely taught themselves how to do it.

Today, this tiny Scottish isle continues to set an example not only in how to deliver electricity from renewable energy, but how societies could meet their energy needs without access to a national grid – a challenge affecting nearly one-fifth of the world’s population.

The short video above introduces how the residents of Eigg made this happen. For more details, read our article here.


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Video script: Helene Schumacher