Diu Island is located off the southern coast of the Kathiawar peninsula of Gujarat, just separated from the Indian continent. With little more than 50 thousand inhabitants, Diu is among the least populated places in India.
The island, which thrives on tourism and fishing, has made rapid progress in generating solar energy in just three years. Despite the scarcity of land, only 42 sq km, photovoltaic panels have been installed on more than 20 hectares of previously unusable land. Diu generates a total of 13 MW electricity from solar power plants everyday. About 3 MW are generated by solar plants positioned on the roofs and 10 MW by other solar plants.
The island it went from importing 75% of its energy to producing enough to meet its daytime needs; once a wind farm is completed, scheduled for late 2019, the whole island will be self-sufficient from an energy point of view, using only renewable energies.