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Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:40 AM

Areva launches solar energy storage (hydrogen fuel cell) platform in Corsica [View all]

http://www.utilityproducts.com/news/2012/01/1584390930/areva-launches-solar-energy-storage-platform-in-corsica.html

Jan 17, 2012 - French Areva (EPA:AREVA) Monday said it had commissioned a solar energy storage platform in the French island of Corsica to demonstrate the feasibility of an energy storage unit using hydrogen technologies to smooth variations in solar power production.

The Hydrogen and Energy Storage business unit of Areva Renewables, which is the green energy arm of Areva, inaugurated the MYRTE platform on January 9 in partnership with the University of Corsica and the French Nuclear and Alternative Energies Commissions.

The platform includes a 560-kW photovoltaic (PV) system in Vignola, connected to a solar energy storage system, which consists of an electrolyser, hydrogen and oxygen reserves, and a fuel cell. MYRTE was connected to the local grid on December 16, 2011.

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