July 16 (Renewables Now) - French renewable energy producer Albioma Sa (EPA:ABIO) commissioned in late June the 3.3-MWp Sainte-Rose solar photovoltaic (PV) farm with energy storage in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, the company said Monday.
The PV plant with Lithium-ion battery storage is located within the grounds of a non-hazardous waste storage facility in the commune of Sainte-Rose on the island of Basse-Terre in the Guadeloupe archipelago. The newly commissioned installation will produce some 4.5 GWh of power a year, an equivalent to the annual demand of around 1,800 families.
Albioma has secured a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Electricite de France SA (EPA:EDF) for the output of the Sainte-Rose farm.
The project was awarded in the 2015 tender by the French energy regulatory commission (CRE) for the construction and operation of PV farms with storage located in off-grid areas. Albioma Energipole Solaire, the 50/50 partnership between Albioma and Brussels-based group Energipole, carried out the project.