Injection of the first kWh in the Comoros

On December 15, we inaugurated the Dahu solar farm, located in Foumbouni, Comoros.

This solar farm, located in the south-east of the island of Grand Comoros, has a total capacity of 3 MW. The inauguration, made in the presence of the ambassador of France in the Comoros, Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, the Comorian government and Grégoire Verhaeghe, InnoVent’s CEO, has enabled the injection of the first 500 kWh into the Comorian network. Full commissioning of the park is scheduled for early March.

Grégoire Verhaeghe presenting the plant to the Comorian government including Mr. Bianrifi Tharmidhi, Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, and Mr. Houmed Msaidie, Minister of Economy, Investment and Energy, responsible for economic integration, tourism and crafts, spokesman for the government.

Thanks to its trackers (the panels follow the sun) and a Tesla battery device, the plant is also able to produce at night. Indeed, without batteries, the panels do not have the function capacity in isolation. They produce energy with the energy they receive from the sun. If this energy is not used, it is lost, and when there is no sun, no electricity is produced. The use of batteries thus makes it possible to store electricity produced during the day, when it exceeds demand, and then to re-inject it into the grid at the time of peak consumption. This allows a great flexibility of the grid, while regulating the energy input on it. Batteries act as “buffer” between the solar farm and consumers. The plant will significantly improve the quality of life of the population.

The technicians team in front of the plant in the company of Grégoire Verhaeghe and Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, French ambassador in the Comoros.

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