Smart Island – Giglio Archipelago






Redevelopment of a landfill into a green area for renewable energy power production on Giannutri Island in Italy.



  • Creation of photovoltaic fields to reduce the impact of humans on the island and reduce the dependence on diesel fuel
  • Implementation of an automatic cover system in order to eliminate solar reflective glare in specific hours of the day
  • Covering 30% of the island’s electricity needs with photovoltaic power plants and storage systems


Main information:

The aim of the project was to reduce CO2 emissions, while considering the limited space that exists on an island. The project, which was designed together with the local municipality, DSO, utility, park authority, regional authority and national agency for cultural heritage seeks to decrease the island’s current dependence on fossil fuels. It will lead to the environmental rehabilitation of the interested area and can both be scaled up on the same island and repeated in the same context on other islands in the area.

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the LIFE Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.