Japanese electronics giant Nidec has signed a turn-key contract for a photovoltaic plant(PV) with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Corsica.
Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS) and Corsica Sole, project developer and independent power producer (IPP), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction and maintenance of four photovoltaic projects with battery storage.
They will form part of the 13 MWp pipeline project won by Corsica Sole awarded under the French CRE ZNI tender.
NIS and Corsica Sole have recently finalized and signed an EPC contract, related to one of these projects, with a capacity of 4.78MWp(PV) and 7.5MWh(BESS), located near Bastia, one of the biggest electricity consumption centers in Corsica.
“This project, and those to come next, demonstrate that it is already technologically possible, economically feasible and socially beneficial today to achieve 100% renewable energy mix,” says Michael Coudyser, chief executive of Corsica Sole.
The plant is expected to be fully operational by April 2018
The construction of the other three projects, will start in 2018.
Nidec Industrial Solutions is currently the world’s leading supplier of PV, battery energy storage solutions and smart microgrids with an installed base in BESS of more than 430 MWh already in operation and another 59 MWh expected to come online later this year.