The principle industries on the Faroes are fishing and shipping therefore the Marine
Engineering college in Torshavn, Maskinmeistaraskulin, is vital to the education
and training for the young people of this small sea faring population.
The islands are situated between Denmark and Iceland and surrounded by the vast Atlantic
Ocean, there are no tall buildings and very few signs of any trees. Although incredibly
beautiful in the Summer months, the Islands out of season are often hit by violent
squalls and so any man-made structure have to be built to withstand regular hurricane
The photovoltaic array we installed in 2007 has been designed specifically for the
fierce environment of the Faroes and is proving to be very reliable, the structure
is designed so that the panels can be tilted to maximise the amount of electricity
that can be generated from the very high sun angle of the Summer and the very low
sun angle of the winter.