Does this tiny island off the coast of Maine hold the answer to the future of electricity?

Integrating time-tested technology with emerging innovations, remote Isle au Haut could be a renewable energy model for the rest of the world.

Isle au Haut thoroughfare courtesy of Jack Sullivan, Island Institute
Located off the rugged coast of Maine in the northeastern U.S., Isle au Haut faces unique challenges in providing electricity to year-round residents and summer visitors.
Jim Wilson, president of the Isle au Haut Electric Power Company, shows off the island’s new solar panels. Photo courtesy of Maine Public
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