The solar power plant at the E. Leclerc shopping centre in Saint-Leu, commissioned in 2015, was the first rooftop plant in Overseas France to be equipped with a battery storage system that offsets the intermittent nature of solar energy.
The rooftop power plant at the E. Leclerc shopping centre has an installed capacity of 1 MWp. It is located in Saint-Leu, on the west coast of Reunion Island. The plant generated 1.1 GWh of electricity in 2020.
Battery storage system
To ensure a stable power output, the E. Leclerc plant is equipped with lithium-ion batteries. The batteries store energy during the day, reinjecting it to the network during evening peak consumption periods.