Version 1.0 – Utopia is possible
Wind, solar and biomass were crucial.
Today, the Island of Samsø can take pride in its unique title as Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island.
Samsø is also your island, with hope that you can do something about stop climate change.
With 11 onshore wind turbines and 10 offshore, Samsø has created a surplus of electricity which is supplemented by biogas and solar facilities.
Today, Samsø produces more energy than it uses – which is why we call it 100% self-sufficient.
The vision started from a competition by the Danish government to decide which island in Denmark – through the use of approved technology, broad popular support, and existing legislation – could become self-sufficient in the use of renewable energy within 10 years.
The venture started in 1997, and was successful by 2007. Along the way, Samsø gained international attention with its success in a community’s transition to renewable energy.
Today, we call this transition Version 1.0 – Utopia is possible