Flat Holm island is an uninhabited rocky outcropping in the Bristol Channel that separates England from Wales. It is much admired for its rugged beauty and abundant avian population but like many islands in the world, a diesel generator is its only source of electricity. Somehow the melding of diesel fumes with the cries of the birds just doesn’t seem right to Cardiff Council, which has jurisdiction over the island.
Enter Renovagen, a UK startup founded 5 years ago by John Hingley. His company’s Rapid Roll Solar PV system can be unrolled like a carpet from a trailer and begin working immediately.