The Isles of Scilly are taking part in a pioneering project to become the country's first low carbon community.
The islands have the highest level of fuel poverty in the UK.
A multi-million pound project will see the area become self sufficient for most of its energy needs by encouraging islanders to take up electric vehicles and solar panels.
The isles' remote location means residents' fuel bills are among the highest in the UK.
The Scillies are reliant on the mainland for power.
To combat this, the islands are taking part in an £11m groundbreaking project to switch to locally generated power sources and lower their carbon footprint.
There are more than 1200 cars registered on St. Mary's and the off islands according to residents.
A fleet of electric cars has been used on the main island of St.Mary's for a number of years.
The council plans to expand the fleet across all of the islands.
It says the idea is that 40% of cars will either be low carbon or electric by 2025.
There are already pockets of solar power, including on the roof of the school on St.Mary's.
Solar power will be extended across all of the islands.
There has been a mixed reaction to the project among islanders.
Some people are hopeful it will bring great benefits to the islands while others question the electric cars because the islands have just seven miles of road.
It is hoped lessons learned on the Scillies will be the driving force for similar innovations on the mainland.