Green Island, a small island-village located between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea, off the island of Palawan. Extending only 1 km², with 375 inhabitants, the territory is home to two sites declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their naturalistic value.
The island is 100% renewable Thanks to a hybrid system which produces a total of 25,5 kW distributed between bioenergy gasifiers (coconut shells), photovoltaic (2,5 kW) and vertical 5 kW wind turbine).
A local energy company (SURE), supported by a Californian company (All Power Labs), has received a small concession from the USAID Climate Change and Clean Energy (the American Development Aid Department), for the development of the hybrid plant; thanks to which the community has more than enough electricity and continues for its daily needs. The 300 families now they pay for clean electricity half of what they paid for diesel before, and can devote part of their income to other goods and services.