On a small island in Denmark, green energy solutions of the future are being developed. The transition is ambitious but necessary, both when it comes to the overall sustainability of the island as well as for the future success of a green Denmark.
Besides the energy project which includes two wind turbines from Viking Wind, a resort has been erected with a hotel, conference rooms, greenhouses, and an orangery to produce organic foods. 16-20 people are employed full-time to take care of the guests of the resort.
The clear-cut target of 100% self-sustaining renewable energy on Vejroe is brought about as much from necessity as it is from curiosity. Today the island is not connected to the mainland, either with cables or regular transportation. The former diesel-based energy supply required thousands of liters of diesel to be transported to Vejrø to power the diesel generators. This was an impractical and expensive way of supplying energy for the island. The annual energy bill was totaled more than 1 million Danish kroner, and for that reason alone, there was a strong incentive to make the island self-sustaining with sustainable energy and heat.
The project is also driven by the desire to explore, test, and learn how an island in the best and most economical way can become self-sustaining with green energy. You can read more about the project here