Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

How the solar eclipse challenged the electricity grid in La Réunion

On September 1st, 2016, Reunion Island was on the front row to witness an extraordinary astronomical show: an annular eclipse. How did this rare event impact the photovoltaic generation, and the management of the local power grid? The Moon gradually blotted out the Sun in the morning of September 1st, successively casting its shadow from Equatorial Africa to the south of the Indian Ocean. Located

Smart grids, an evolution of the grid for the energy transition

The 21st century is marked by a general awareness about environmental concerns. Facing these challenges, the EU has adopted ambitious targets for its member countries: achieve by 2020 the "3x20" climate plan, namely: - Increase to 20% the share of renewable energies (RE) in the energy mix - Reduce by 20% the C02 emissions compared to 1990 - Increase energy efficiency by 20% This new

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