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Foula Community Electricity Scheme

Technology Type Lead-acid Battery
Rated Power 16 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 5.00
URL More about Foula Community Electricity Scheme
The Isle of Foula is inhabited by 25 people and owns the title of Britain's remotest outlying island. Econnect Ventures and Wind & Sun collaborated to redesign the island's electricity grid, linking the hydro, diesel, and PV assets to a battery bank that smooths renewable generation and reduces dependence on diesel fuel.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.03.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Isle of Foula, Highland, Scottland ZE2 9PN
United Kingdom

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Paired Grid Resource 19.2 kW PV Array, 15 kW hydro turbine
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 UNK
Energy Storage Technology Provider Rolls Battery LTD
Power Electronics Provider SMA America
Integrator Company Wind & Sun LTD
Developer Econnect Ventures
Cost & Performance
Performance N/A
Service Use Case Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Funding Source 1 Shetland Islands Council
Funding Source 2 Shetland Enterprise
Funding Source 3 Highlands and Islands Energy Company
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