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100% Renewable Bonaire

100% Renewable electricity by 2015


Bonaire, Carribean, Netherlands Antilles

After the Caribbean island of Bonaire, part of the Dutch Antilles, lost its sole powerplant to fire in 2004, officials made plans to replace its generation capacity with renewable energy. The plan includes a hybrid wind-diesel power plant, which will be comprised of an 11MW wind farm supplemented by a 14MW diesel power plant, and  a 3MW energy storage system. However, the island wants eventually to produce 100% of its electricity from renewables, and within five years' time is hoping to replace the diesel with bio oil from salt water algae grown on the island.

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