Belonging to the Azores archipelago, off the North African coast, it extends for 60,65 km² with 4400 inhabitants. The island has launched a program to dispose of diesel generators and replace them with a mix of plants from renewable sources, through the production of 1 MW of solar energy; 4,4 MW of wind energy and 2,5 MW of storage. The lithium-titanium ion batteries are able to optimize and stabilize the electrical system, solving the problem of intermittency and the variability of sources.
Working with the Berlin company Younicos, the island has developed a hybrid system composed of a solar park and a wind farmwhich, at full capacity, covers 70% of the electricity demand.
The entire Azores archipelago is undertaking an investment program that has led to a decrease in the consumption of fossil fuel of 92600 tons and a cut in climate-altering emissions of 301 thousand tons / year.