June 1 (Renewables Now) - Hydrogene de France, or HDF Energy, announced this week a first-of-a-kind renewable energy project with stable electricity supply, combining solar power, batteries and hydrogen technology in French Guiana.
The CEOG project will utilise HDF Energy’s so-called Renewstable electricity plant concept, which includes a 55-MW solar farm with a renewable energy storage solution providing 140 MWh, based on hydrogen and backed by secondary storage in the form of batteries.
The new plant will be built in Mana municipality and will be hooked to the EDF station in Saint-Laurent- du-Maroni. According to HDF Energy, every day it will be producing a fixed electrical output of 10 MW until evening and of 3 MW during the night.
This subsidy-free project will be realised with an investment of EUR 90 million (USD 105m) from the company, private investment partners and banks. Work on the scheme should begin in the summer of 2019 and be finalised in the autumn of 2020.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.168)