A consortium consisting of electronics firm Ingeteam, battery manufacturer SAFT and developer Corex Solar has signed a contract to supply France's Commission de Regulation de l'Energie (CRE) to build a photovoltaic plant with energy storage on the island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.
The 9 MW Bardzour PV plant is the largest project in the group of 16 solar farm projects awarded in 2012 under a French CRE tender for a total of 50 MW of solar production capacity with storage in Corsica and French overseas departments.
Ingeteam is responsible for supplying the plant's power electronics equipment, inverters, energy management system, advanced automation controller and medium-voltage switchgear. It is also responsible for installation, commissioning, training, and operation and maintenance. The energy storage system has a capacity of 9 MWh.