I can’t wait till at the Reunion Island we gonna have this Solar system in our willage !!!.
Donggwang is on the western half of Jeju-do, the largest of South Korea’s semi-tropical southern islands. Near the village, Halla Mountain, a volcano and the tallest mountain in South Korea, rises from the island’s center amidst a patchwork of small farms.
On the roof of each of the 40 houses in Donggwang lies a large beds of solar panels. Even the small, local elementary school runs on free electric energy from the sun. The photovoltaic panels produce enough energy to power the entire area. Amidst cattle and fields, Donggwang is a state-of-the-art renewable energy village.
In 2004, the government helped to install solar systems in Donggwang, paying 70% of the installation fees.
In Jeju we don’t have many factories, so the air is very nice. Very nice environment. The motto is a clean city – clean island. They’re trying to do this solar and then the windmills. My favorite part of living in Jeju is the fresh air. The clean air.