microgrid in Mafate consisting of green field with several houses with solar panels on the roof
pink house with solar panels on roof in a garden with mountain and sky in background
solar panels in a green field in front of mountains and a blue sky
AEM Electrolyser, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and battery for microgrid
Gas panel to control hydrogen flow between AEM electrolyser, storage tank, and Fuel cell
microgrid in Mafate consisting of green field with several houses with solar panels on the roof
pink house with solar panels on roof in a garden with mountain and sky in background
solar panels in a green field in front of mountains and a blue sky
AEM Electrolyser, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and battery for microgrid
Gas panel to control hydrogen flow between AEM electrolyser, storage tank, and Fuel cell
Mafate microgrid

Mafate, La Réunion

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The caldera “Cirque de Mafate” on the pristine La Reunion island is only accessible by foot. Nestled in the mountains, the energy system needs to live up to the challenge of providing 10 days of autonomy if solar is not available. The hydrogen backed energy system is completely fossil fuel-free and provides energy to several houses, a school, a workshop and medical dispensary. The system, named SAGES (Smart Autonomous Green Energy System) was designed in cooperation by Electricité de France and Powidian.

More information here (in French).

Tech Specs
Electrolyser
500 NL/hr
Fuel cell
5 kW
Storage
3 kg or 1,100 L
PV
8.7 kWp
Batteries
15.6 kWh (Lithium)
COD
2017
Planner / Implementer
Powidian / EDF

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