Batteries helping bring solar future to New Caledonia

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Schema for taking Lifou island 100% renewable next year. Image: Engie EPS.

The French overseas territory of New Caledonia has hailed the switch-on of a 16MWp solar farm, with battery energy storage to be later attached, and another standalone 5MWh battery project, as significant steps towards '100% renewable energy’ targets.

Both projects have been executed by subsidiaries of major players: Total Quadran, French energy company Total’s renewables subsidiary has completed the Helio Bououparis 2 solar farm on New Caledonia and ENGIE EPS, formerly Electro Power Systems, the energy storage system (ESS) for the New Caledonia island of Lifou.

To read the full version of this story, visit Energy-Storage.news. 

Local minister Christoph Gyges described the Lifou project as a model for what Pacific Island territories can achieve. Image: ENGIE EPS.

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