100% Renewable Island of Santa Cruz, Galápagos
As of: September 2020
Objective and activities
The project has developed a three-year training strategy in support of the Ecuadorian Government's ambitious goal of completely replacing mineral oil in the Galapagos Islands with energy from renewable sources by 2015. It includes technical training on wind and solar energy, biofuels and electromobility, as well as basic and further training in administration. The project also trained policy-makers, especially in designing effective support policies.
Climate Protection with Renewable Energies on the Galapagos Islands in consideration of Electricity Production with Jatropha Oil
State of implementation/results
- Project completed.
- Development and implementation of six planning and training measures by 21 experts from Germany and Ecuador for a total of 164 participants from the partner country
- Seminar priorities were alternative mobility systems, wind energy and photovoltaic systems
- Raising awareness among the population on renewable energy on the Galapagos Islands through successful public relations activities (interviews and local media coverage)