LES CEDRES – 9 MW
Reunion Island - France
Solar + Storage, Agrinergie® & Aquanergie projects - in operation

11 376

TONS OF CO₂ SAVED BY YEAR

  • Location: Reunion Island
  • Installed capacity: 9 MW
  • Status: In operation
  • Technology: Solar + storage - Aquanergie and Agrinergie® photovoltaic shading structures
  • CO₂ emission reductions per year: 11 376 tons
  • Power supply per year: Equivalent to 5 200 households
  • Cultivated species: Fish parking, permaculture market gardening, laying hens and beekeeping
5 200

HOUSEHOLDS POWERED PER YEAR

With installed capacity of 9MW, the Les Cèdres solar farm is the second facility in Réunion with integrated storage. It has storage capacity of 9MWh. This storage helps support the grid, thanks to stable and continuous electricity supply, thus cancelling out the effects of intermittence caused by weather conditions. The stored power at the Les Cèdres solar farm alone is sufficient to cover the energy needs of the entire town, making Etang Salé the first green energy town on Réunion.

The solar farm spans two sites. The first is an Aquanergie solar farm, consisting of photovoltaic sun screens above 12 fish rearing pools, with capacity of 1.5MWp. The operator of this site is Max Dyckerhoff, a pioneer in fish farming on the island, who for more than 25 years has supplied the local market, particularly with tilapia.

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The shades have the advantage of considerably reducing the death rate of the fish by protecting them from predation by birds and by limiting temperature variations and hence evaporation, thus improving the management of the water cycle and water oxygenation. Workers are also protected from the heat, and can now work throughout the day rather than just in the mornings.
The second site is an Agrinergie® farm,

where the photovoltaic screens have been raised to allow mechanized farming of the whole of the 7.5-hectare site. The agricultural partner for this site is Agriterra, an agricultural company partnered with Akuo Energy, which is developing a major permaculture project, mixing livestock, forestry and market gardening. Produce from these organic farms is destined for the local market, and several agricultural jobs have been created.

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