insular regions

How the solar eclipse challenged the electricity grid in La RĂ©union

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 in […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Industry news|

Reunion Island, an insular region with ambitious renewable goals

Reunion Island, like most insular regions, is ruled by a carbon economy which is heavily dependent on oil, imported by sea. But in recent years, the energy transition has become the watchword of these non-interconnected areas. This results into an increasing implementation of renewable energy sources (RES) in these regions.
In 2012, this island of the southwest Indian Ocean had a renewable electricity production capacity of […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Industry news|