Voltalia energises solar-storage park in French Guiana

May 12, 2023 02:45 PM ET
  • Renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA: VLTSA) on Thursday introduced the commissioning of its 5-MW Parc Sable Blanc solar farm with an incorporated storage space system in French Guiana.
Voltalia energises solar-storage park in French Guiana

The Paris-based company safeguarded the project in a government tender for solar projects in non-interconnected zones (ZNIs) in May 2021. The guaranteed tariff contract for the plant's output will stand for twenty years.

Located in the neighborhood of Mana, the photovoltaic or pv (PV) farm will certainly be capable of producing 7,430 MWh of power, or enough to cover the intake of roughly 3,090 residents of Western Guiana. The plant is coupled with a 10.6-MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility, which will hep secure the neighborhood grid during high-demand durations.

The battery is positioned within Voltalia's Toco power storage complex, proclaimed as one of the biggest among its kind in France with a capacity of 19 MW/27 MWh.

Currently, Voltalia operates 48 MW of solar, hydropower, biomass as well as power storage space assets in French Guiana. The firm started building Parc Sable Blanc in November 2011.

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