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Faroe Islands announce new green solution, ‘pump to storage‘ system represents major step towards lowering high oil dependency of country‘s fishing industry

The Faroe Islands aim to generate 100 percent of their energy from green sources by 2030.

According to The Copenhagen Post, the island group is now one step to that target following the announcement of its new ‘pump to storage’ system in the town of Vestmanna.

One of the major downfalls of using green sources is the inability to store the excess energy, but the new system remedies the problem by pumping water from the mountain to another dam, thus using the extra energy from wind turbines to produce hydroelectric energy.

Despite the hefty 30 percent energy loss in the process, the system is a major step towards lowering the high oil dependency of the Faroese fishing industry, writes The Copenhagen Post.

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