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Maio using photovoltaic energy for the desalination plant

On Ilha do Maio Águas e Energias do Maio (AEM) has already started producing water using one hundred percent photovoltaic energy, an investment that will reduce production costs by around 65%.

This investment happened at a “good time”, since the country and the world are facing an increase in the price of oil and its derivatives and, consequently, an increase in electricity bill.… Read More

Population of Ilha do Maio could triple by 2030

A study carried out by the company PD Consult concluded that the population of the island of Maio could triple by 2030, if all the variables were met.

This fact, according to the study, will have an impact on all sectors of economic, social and environmental activity on the island.

The study begins by making an X-ray of the current state of the island which, according to the 2010 census data used in its preparation, had about seven thousand inhabitants, with a small airfield and a port, connected with the country’s capital with two weekly air connections and three regular sea connections weekly, but without a regular and predictable public land transport service.… Read More