The energy in the island of Berlenga, off the coast of Peniche, is now exclusively produced by solar collectors. The island has successfully replaced diesel by sun energy. Sustainability is the future and Berlenga has taken a step ahead.
The full decarbonisation of Berlenga is a project of the Portuguese electricity provider EDP Distribuição in partnership with the city hall of Peniche and the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests. In the recent past, this island off the coast of Peniche was supplied by diesel. Around 15 thousand litres of diesel were transported every year by boat to Berlenga.
In 2011, Berlenga was classified World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is a Natural Reserve since 1981 and a Special Protection Area for Wild Birds since 1999.