In 2015, the Faroe Islands decided to walk a greener path: 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Different renewable resource are harvested, 2 main challenges need to be addressed:
» The powers of the earth are mighty but not always available.
» Introducing inverter based technology creates challenges regarding the stability of the power system.
Solution: Store the rain and tame the wind.
2 different kinds of storages were introduced in order to stabilize the fast fluctuations in wind, among others:
» Bulk energy storage in the form of pumped hydro for long term storage
» Batteries for short term storage and stability