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  • the savage beauty of Port Santo attracts tourists who love nature.

  • That people need energy on the way it's generated here is damaging nature.

  • This pollution is coming from the diesel generator, which powers the island's homes, transporting the diesels expensive on it's fueling climate change.

  • The local government want clean, renewable energy instead.

  • But wind power and solar power ebb and flow, so they need a way of storing energy for use at night time.

  • He is the chosen solution, the electric car, but not as we know it.

  • In future, electric vehicles here will be fitted with a reversible battery that stores energy for the electricity grid.

  • So how does a reversible battery work when the sun shining the electricity flows out of the grid, down the cable on into the car.

  • Then it's stored in the battery until nighttime, when it flows back out of the car, up the cable on into the grid to power people's homes.

  • The car is smart, so it keeps enough power for itself to be driven on Porto Santo.

  • Some police are already powered by electricity to run an effective backup for the local grid.

  • Half the cars on the island like this electric taxi will need to store power as well as using it.

  • So is this the road to the future?

  • Well, a couple of years ago, if you'd suggested that car batteries could play a major part in supporting an electricity grid, a lot of people would have laughed.

  • But that is exactly what's happened.

  • Electricity revolution is going to create a lot more surprises that people need energy, and the way it's generated here is damaging nature.

  • The local government want clean, renewable energy instead, In future, electric vehicles here will be fitted with a reversible battery.

  • In future, electric vehicles here will be fitted with a reversible battery that stores energy for the electricity grid on Porto Santo.

  • Some police are already powered by electricity.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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