La Reunion’s grid has reached the limit of its integration capacity for the island’s significant, but intermittent, solar and wind renewables. The Bardzour project will combine the output of a solar PV farm with a Intensium Max+ 20E energy storage unit to inject energy into the grid at a constant power limited to 40 percent of the rated PV power. This will establish solar PV as a predictable and reliable part of the island’s energy mix, with no need for additional backup generation to compensate for the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources.
The 9 MWh energy storage system will comprise 9 Saft Intensium® Max+ 20E containers. Each container houses 17 racks of Saft’s Synerion® energy storage modules, battery management, thermal management and safety management systems.

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